Summer is quickly approaching, which means that many of us will be perusing the bookstands for some beach reading. Instead of numbing your brain with the latest grocery store checkout throwaway, why not reach for a romantic classic?
I have never thought of myself, by any means, as a fashionista. However, I do like to keep up with what the latest styles, trends and “it” whatevers are. I never identified with one style icon, but rather took aspects from different women in the fashion and entertainment world that stood out to me.
One of the most influential books of the late ’50s and ’60s was a book called The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution by British scientist and novelist C. P. Snow.
A Multitude of Sins (2002), by Richard Ford Some writers have been an acquired taste for me. When I first read them it took me a while to slash my way through their impenetrable styles and enter the fragrant garden on the other side. Faulkner is one. Raymond Carver is another.
When my friend recommended the Outlander to me through email, I thought, “Cool, maybe I’ll get around to looking for it the next time I don’t have anything to read.” Then when I saw her over the holidays, I asked her to refresh my memory on the book that she had recommended. She lit up […]