Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, or those who play that role for others, even if they aren’t technically related. I finished the novel Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles, last night (and really enjoyed it––it felt a little like a really good murder mystery combined with Pat Conroy-esque dysfunctional, combative Southern families full of … More Love for the Mamas!
I’m a literature teacher, so I read a lot of books, especially during the summer when the last academic year’s classes are over and I’m planning for the coming year. So for my leisure reading–the ones I read to relax and chill out or prepare myself for sleep–I tend to read non-gory mysteries, particularly of … More Book Review: The Sonnet Lover
Has it really been 20 years since the release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book? It some ways, it seems like only a little while ago that I first cracked open Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and in other ways, it is already such a literary classic that it hard to imagine we … More 20 Years of Fictional Magic