Toni Morrison: Sula
I’d been planning to pair this book with Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, as an exercise in comparing an African American and an African coming of age story, but Nervous Conditions never materialized in my mailbox, so I’m going to have to postpone that reading experience to a later date. Which, perhaps, isn’t such a bad […]Read More
2019: The Books I’ve Been Most Thankful For
24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Thanksgiving: Task 2 Tell us: Of the books that you read this year, which are you most thankful for, OR was there one that turned out to be full of “stuffing”? Alternatively, which (one) book that you read anytime at all changed your life for the better?”) With another […]Read More
My Most-Missed Authors Who Died in 2019
24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – Veterans’ / Armistice Day, Task 2: In keeping with the minute of silence, tell us about the authors who have passed this year that you will miss the most. Here’s hoping this year won’t see any more authors’ deaths, because too many of the great ones have already left […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019: The Third Week
Well, the third week really hit my bingo experience out of the ballpark this year — and not only Pbecause it finished with my first completed bingo; that was actually just the icing on the cake. But it included no less than three absolutely knock-out fabulous books, plus a fourth that was almost as good […]Read More
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/03 (Day 3): Favorite Ghostly Tales?
As I said in my first pre-party post, I’m not much of a horror reader, and the ghost stories I like almost all either feature a ghost who is the author’s messenger for some larger point, or they’re chiefly characters who have had such an impact on another character’s life, or on […]Read More
More Favorite / Essential Historical Fiction: Towards the 200!
OK, so I did get to another full list after all. Here goes, without any further ado: Virginia Woolf: Orlando I’m happy I’m getting another shot for this book alone — could have kicked myself for leaving it off my first list. I’m not a big fan of either time travel or main character sex […]Read More
REBLOG: Ficticious Meals
Reblogged from: Reviews in Chalk Source: www.charlesroux.com/albums/fictitious-feasts-1 Fictitious Feasts Weaving the link between literature, food and photography, Fictitious Feasts is based upon food scenes in fiction texts, at the service of a sensory experience. Eating is an essential activity, and connects both a sense of survival and social functions. Literature is frequently embedded […]Read More