Books & Reading

Books & Reading

Book Review Patty Jane's House of Curl, by Lorna Landvik

Book cover Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik This book is not new, it was published in 1995, and I read it because I had read a more current Landvik book and wand to see what her earlier wor

Iraqis at home

     Farnaz Fassihi is The Wall Street Journal's deputy bureau chief for the Middle East and Africa, based in Beirut. From 2003-2006 she was in charge of the Baghdad bureau: she became well-known for an email she wrote describing her daily life.

Werewolves among us

      For centuries, humans have been fascinated  by wolves, partly attraction, partly fear.  Stories abound of human children raised by wolves, humans who morph into wolves at the full moon, and more. Harry Potter and Twilight fans know well that current fantasy writers frequently include werewolves in their works, both as evil beings or complex human characters.

Fun kids’ fantasy will appeal to adults, too

         Over the weekend I took a nice little trip, courtesy of Laini Taylor.  A longtime fan of Tolkien, C.S.

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