I bought this book for my teenage daughter. She read it in a day and passed it on to me saying she thought I might like it. Like it? I loved it. This is the story of a smart girl who doesn’t fit in. Elise Dembowski makes an academic study of what makes other girls … Continue reading This Song Will Save Your Life. Leila Sales
I came this close, this close (holds forefinger and thumb together and squints left eye in demonstration of just how close) to writing a post about sadness. Not because I’m sad, but because I’m not, and because, when I am, I can’t write, or say, or even think, anything productive at all. Anyway, it’s all … Continue reading For My Child And Your Child Too.
On April 11th last year, my birthday, Teenage Son set up a WordPress blog for me. That was his gift. It took a full six weeks to summon the courage to write My First Post but, from the instant I hit that Publish button, I was completely hooked. My birthday and bloggy-versary was perfect. I … Continue reading This Blog Will Save Your Life.
‘Home is where the books are.’ Richard Burton. The best books are the ones that you don’t just read. They are the ones that you live through. I find it impossible to part with those books. It’s as if a bit of me is embedded in them. As a result, my Husband has spent two … Continue reading Bookroom.
Hunger is the most basic, the most primal, of human motivators. Hunger is what drew us out of our caves, drove us to hunt, to make tools, and build fires. Hunger has ploughed fields and raised revolutions. Hunger will get me out of a warm bed on a damp Sunday morning. Even the word, hunger, … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, with a Recipe for Sugar Buns.