The Rules of Book Club

The first rule of book club is to talk about book club. (with apologies to Chuck Palahniuk)


Adulting the Heck out of It

My son is obsessed with numbers lately, and he's started to ask people's ages. He knows he is three, his sister is one, and when he asks me my age I simply say, "I'm an adult." "I'm an adult, too," he squeaks. Someday, kiddo. It's roughly ten AM and this morning I have already adulted … Continue reading Adulting the Heck out of It

Book Review: Waveform: 21st Century Essays by Women

The Review In the preface to Waveform, the editor writes, "This book is not a memorial. Although we need to remember the women writers who have come before, this book is about women writing essays now. The wave is an image that catches the sense and motion that define the current movement, its fluidity and … Continue reading Book Review: Waveform: 21st Century Essays by Women


Book Review: The Chibok Girls

The Review: I chose to read Helon Habila's book The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria because I, like many, followed the #BringBackOurGirls campaign with great interest and sadness. More than 270 girls taken in the middle of the night from their school by extremists-- every parent's worst nightmare. While … Continue reading Book Review: The Chibok Girls