Tag: December

Kay Ryan: Say Uncle

Filled with wry logic and a magical, unpredictable musicality, Kay Ryan’s poems continue to generate excitement with their frequent appearances in The New Yorker and other leading periodicals. Say Uncle, Ryan’s fifth collection, is filled with the same hidden connections, the same slyness and almost gleeful detachment that has delighted readers of her earlier books.

WWW Wednesday 12/28/2016

  What are you currently reading? Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below to see what I thought!) Lights Out by Ted Koppel Legend by Marie Lu The Other Einstein by Marie

Ted Koppel: Lights Out

In this tour de force of investigative reporting, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.   Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over

Marie Lu: Legend

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is

WWW Wednesday 12/21/2016

What are you currently reading? How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas as told to Jeff Guinn For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below to see what I thought!) The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict The Bronze Horseman by Paullina

Marie Benedict: The Other Einstein

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history. What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in

Week of Booklr: 2016 Wrap Up

Taylor is hosting an End of 2016 Week of Booklr, so I’ll be posting some fun “extra” blogs this week in addition to the two reviews I have scheduled! I was going to wait until the very last day of the year to do this 2016 wrap up, so there will be more books added on
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