A Better Ending

A few months ago, I was waiting for the subway and ad caught my eye. It was an invitation to free lectures as part of a “Harvard Mini-Med School.” I had never been to a free medical lecture before. Hence, an addition to the birthday list. All four of the lectures sounded interesting, but my […]

Two Different Worlds

I discovered English author Evelyn Waugh in graduate school. I don’t think I’ve read any of his books since then…even though I own a few! So I was delighted to find that a few of his books are on the Modern Library’s top 100 novels list. I recently read A Handful of Dust. What I […]

Saturday and Tuesday

Thanksgiving is nigh! I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy taking time to ponder what you’re grateful for and enjoy spending time with family and friends. If you participate in the events on Friday and Monday (that shall not be named), best of luck to you. I hope you will also participate in Small […]

Story Hour

A friend and I saw one of our childhood heroes the other day: Judy Blume. She’s touring the country for her new novel, In the Unlikely Event. I haven’t read any of her books in decades, but when I heard that she was coming to my neighborhood bookstore, I had. to. go. I remembered loving […]

A Book and a [Big] Bird

One week left of being a 30-something… I’m way behind on my birthday list reporting, but I will try to catch up over the next few days! I’m working my way through the Modern Library’s top 100 novels and nonfiction books. As I was perusing the list of novels about a month ago, I noticed […]