Category Archives: bookish

  “I am a jack-of-all-trades. I edit and teach and at times desire to be a clothing designer or an artist (one who doesn’t draw or paint or sew) and I write everything but poetry and I am a mother and a social maniac and a misanthrope and a burgeoning self-help guru and a girl […]

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  “It’s hard for me to talk about love,’ she said. ‘I think movies are the way I do that.” ― Anna North, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark   The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an exquisite and unusual story of legacy, love, and emotional scars. The book revolves around Sophie […]

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  “Shame lies. Shame a woman and she will believe she is fundamentally wrong, organically delinquent. The only confidence she will have will be in her failures. You will never convince her otherwise.” ―Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau   Saturday I ran errands with the Mister and the Camellia. We dined on carnitas and margaritas. We […]

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“A baby opens you up, is the problem. No way around it unless you want to pay someone else to have it for you. There’s before and there’s after. To live in your body before is one thing. To live in your body after is another. Some deal by attempting to micromanage; some go crazy; […]

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I was introduced to the work of Mary Kay Andrews last year and I was happy to see Beach Town arrive just in time for summer reading! Ready to get lost in hot and hazy Cypress Key, Florida? Beach Town will take you there as it serves as backdrop for the movie Beach Town. In […]

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