Week 6/52: A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Confession: I am feeling guilty for not loving East of Eden. Hopefully you still like me?  So I read A Mercy, another novel telling a very American story right on the heels of East of Eden. And it's devastating. If you have never read anything by Toni Morrison, this is a very good place to start.Continue reading “Week 6/52: A Mercy by Toni Morrison”

Week 5/52: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

And the inevitable: so behind already! A 600-page novel in one week is a little much for this mama. Okay, I know lots of you love East of Eden… Now that it's been a few days since I finished the book I am definitely feeling a little…blech. As a storyteller, Steinbeck succeeds – his modernContinue reading “Week 5/52: East of Eden by John Steinbeck”

Week 3/52: Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier

Telfer gave me Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier for Christmas (after many mentions and hints on my part). Three reasons why this is the perfect book for me: 1. Russia Love: I too have a bit of Russia fascination after going on a Youth in Mission trip to Ukraine in college. 2. Armchair Traveler:Continue reading “Week 3/52: Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier”