Book Review: Farsighted by Steven Johnson

If there’s anything that I’ve learned from the past year or two of writing consistently and putting it out there for everyone to see, I learned that human beings can be quite snotty. All it takes is a single bad review or comment to really ruin a person’s day. It’s something I’ve had to accept–that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as do I, … Continue reading Book Review: Farsighted by Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Have you ever read a book that is so powerful and so enlightening because it opened up your eyes to a world that you’ve never been in and have no understanding of? This feeling doesn’t happen to me very often, but when it does…especially if it comes from a book, I am amazed because only a small number of books have done that for me. … Continue reading Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About–a review and other things

About a month ago, I read what was perhaps one of the most brave, honest and poignant books of the year called What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About edited by Michele Filgate. The title is long, but attractive to me nonetheless. And true to its form, it’s a collection of stories from a variety of writers about things that they’ve never discussed with … Continue reading What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About–a review and other things

Book Review: Anne Frank–the Diary of a Young Girl

On the many ways in which I felt connected to Anne If there’s ever a book that is more depressing and yet lively, filled with the fluidity of human emotion, it would be The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I first read this book many, many years ago in high school—when you’re learning about the Holocaust and World War II, it was the book … Continue reading Book Review: Anne Frank–the Diary of a Young Girl

Who says fairies can’t be boys?

This is not the first and certainly not the last conversation I’ve had with my six-year-old about gender. And for what it’s worth, I can’t remember exactly everything that was said between us, so this is my rough translation of the conversation. Yesterday, while in the car, Lily said to me, “I love the Fairy books.” She’s referring to the series by Daisy Meadows, who isn’t … Continue reading Who says fairies can’t be boys?