• Review: Feast Days

    Written in a brutally honest tone, Feast Days recounts the story of Emma, a young woman who moves with her husband from New York to Brazil, where he works as a financial analyst. While protests rattle the country, Emma tries to find where she fits in, immersing herself in the arts scene, lunching with other expat wives...

  • Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur

    [caption id=”attachment_1423” align=”aligncenter” width=”2500”] Pfeiffer Beach. Big Sur, California. March 2018.[/caption]

  • Review: Sometimes I Lie

    Amber Reynolds lies in a hospital bed, unresponsive and seemingly in a coma. But Amber can hear everything that is said around her.  She remembers an accident but has trouble unraveling the exact circumstances that put her in the hospital. As she listens to conversations and slowly begins to remember events, Amber becomes suspicious of her...

  • Pacific Grove sunset

    [caption id=”attachment_1399” align=”aligncenter” width=”1500”] Sunset in Pacific Grove, California. March 2018.[/caption]

  • Friday morning coffee reads

    It’s time to settle down with a steaming mug of coffee, some interesting stories and begin putting off getting any meaningful work done today.

  • Very short reviews of books

    A roundup of very short reviews of books I recently read. Lincoln in the Bardo and Panorama are worth your attention.

  • Review: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

    Kim Fu’s novel The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, digital galley) alternates between the stories of five young women who experienced a traumatic event at camp while girls. Unfortunately it reads as a disparate collection of unrelated stories, with the camp experience being the only thing connecting the women.