Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

This week's photo challenge is Admiration. Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)! I admire independent bookstores! This one below is a store called Face In a Book. I just love the name. Who knows what treasures await inside for a youngster who enters. It could be the beginning of a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

Carrie Rubin’s Novel EATING BULL and My Personal Food Connection

I know I've read a great book when I'm still thinking about it months after I've turned the final pages. Carrie Rubin's Eating Bull is one of those books. It is a tightly crafted thriller, told from the point of view of three characters: Jeremy, an overweight, bullied teen whose favorite friend is food; Sue, the … Continue reading Carrie Rubin’s Novel EATING BULL and My Personal Food Connection

Please Say Kaddish for Me: A Novel for Everyone

From the very first page of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields's novel Please Say Kaddish for Me, I was swept up in Havah Cohen's story. I was spellbound, so much so, I didn't want to put this book down. The book is simultaneously driven by character and events at a quick pace, divided into four parts. The year is … Continue reading Please Say Kaddish for Me: A Novel for Everyone

Down the Rabbit Hole – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers from all over the globe face a challenge to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Sorry, so late again this week. I was having a hard time pinning down a story and finally decided on something close to home. I had been working at a … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole – Friday Fictioneers

What happens to a closed Barnes & Noble? I’ll tell you.

In my sleepy town, the world shuts down at 8:30 pm. Once upon a time, our town had a Barnes & Noble, and at that time, our little town stayed up until 9:00 pm., maybe even sometimes 10:00 pm. It was a sad day when they closed their doors, and I was there. I had purchased a few … Continue reading What happens to a closed Barnes & Noble? I’ll tell you.

The Library, My Friend and Yours

Recently, I had a bit of snag with overdue book notices from my local library. Like the rest of civilization, the library must progress with the digital age. I'm not going to pick on the library. I love my library. I rely on my library. As a kid, I went to the library with my … Continue reading The Library, My Friend and Yours