Summer Reading Challenge 2016: An Introduction

Is summer my favorite season for reading? No. But it is one of four of my favorite seasons for reading; like the fall is for school, summer is for books. It calls for cleaning out To Be Read (TBR) lists, looking for what's new on the shelves of bookstores (and in publishers' calendars), and seeking … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge 2016: An Introduction

Review: Little Bird of Heaven

Murder, scandal, family, growing up; Joyce Carol Oates's Little Bird of Heaven begins with semi-appealing oddity but sadly never flourishes into an exciting timeline of events. The first half of the novel is told through the mind of Krista, the daughter of Eddy Diehl, an accused murderer of Zoe Kruller with whom he commits adultery (he's not … Continue reading Review: Little Bird of Heaven