Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

4/5, my grievances with this book were minor, and I read through it quickly, completely engrossed. I have some uncanny ability to select books to read at a time when they will help me in some way. Books call to me at "right" or "relevant" times in my life...  For example, I am usually about [...]

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

5/5 Stars. LOVED. IT. When I read the critiques at the end of this edition, especially the one by Willa Cather... I was shocked. So scathing! Maybe not everyone only writes about the amazing beauty of nature, Willa, come on. And so what if Edna is so much of an idealist, where do you think [...]

Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho

I sincerely love the way Paulo Coelho writes and the way he implicitly shares in all his works that there are things we cannot know and cannot completely understand--like how the meeting of two people can spark a vibrant passion and the meeting of two others spurs nothing at all, while the former two are [...]

50 Shades of Grey: Why it’s a problem and why you should care.

If E L James sought only to make money from her less than stellar literary skills... she succeeded, greatly. However, I wonder if she ever intended to, or even pondered the possibility, that her trilogy perpetuates sexism and reinforces passivity in women. Did she think about the young minds consuming her word garbage? The trilogy [...]