Author Spotlight: Shannon Hale

I have always been very interested in why an author might begin writing. Why they choose to write to a certain demographic, why they choose to write a specific genre. Authors are people, just like the rest of us, which means they can be unpredictable. Their careers don’t have to make sense to us. Still, … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Shannon Hale


Book Review: “Snobs” by Julian Fellowes

For those Americans who followed Downton Abbey religiously in its heyday, it was hard to say goodbye to the world as much as to the characters. The Dowager Countess' snobbish quips ("What is a weekend?") charmed us in their strangeness, as did the divide between classes. While America has its own complex social strata, it is not … Continue reading Book Review: “Snobs” by Julian Fellowes

5 Best of… Books by Women for Men

Several years ago, I began reading about women. This did not start as reading about feminism, but rather I began to read books by women about women. I read a random assortment, from The Bell Jar to Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?. In time, what started as reading about women became reading about feminism. … Continue reading 5 Best of… Books by Women for Men