Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

Coincidentally, I had been reading one of Margaret Atwood's poetry books when we decided to go ahead with #MARM. I'm not a big poetry reader, but I was really taken with the poems in Morning in the Burned House (1995). Particularly the ones about a woman's ageing father, and memories of their time together. From … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

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boobs: Women Explore What It Means To Have Breasts, edited by Ruth Daniell

Do you or someone you know have breasts? How can you be so interested in them?... No, but seriously. They're just breasts. Every second person in the world has them... But they're odd looking. They're for milk. Your mother has them. You've seen a thousand of them. What's all the fuss about? -- Notting Hill … Continue reading boobs: Women Explore What It Means To Have Breasts, edited by Ruth Daniell

Precious Cargo: My Year Driving the Kids on Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson

When I heard that Craig Davidson was coming out with a memoir about his year of driving a school bus, I was intrigued. Partly because I've been sending my own precious cargo to school on a school bus for the past 10 years, and partly because, from what I hear, his other books are dark, … Continue reading Precious Cargo: My Year Driving the Kids on Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson

The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson

This is the second book I have read by Erik Larson, the first being his most recent Dead Wake, as well as the second book I have read for Doing Dewey's Nonfiction Book Club. The Devil in the White City tells us two stories: 1) the conception, construction, and aftermath of the Chicago Columbian Exposition … Continue reading The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson