Reading Roundup: July 2019

It was an absolutely blazing July, with temperatures approaching 100 in Philly, so how about some HOT TAKES? Hot in terms of opinionatedness, not in terms of timing--July's Literary Hot Takes twitter thread has cooled down by now. I never like to participate in those, though, because as strong as my opinions are, there's always… Continue reading Reading Roundup: July 2019


Reading Roundup: May 2019

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. A friend recommended this book in my International Women's Day thread on books by women I read and loved. I remembered enjoying The Age of Miracles, so I put it right on my list. I warmed up to it slowly. It opens in the most insular of insular communities:… Continue reading Reading Roundup: May 2019

Reading Roundup: November 2018

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. First, a story. At the beginning of the month I went on a hike with a dear friend. We ambled and looked at trees and ate pretzels and decided unanimously that one glorious trek up a low autumnal hill was enough for one day, and so we… Continue reading Reading Roundup: November 2018