Books

A category that covers all types of literary reviews including books, poetry and short stories.

  • Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston

    Today would have been Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday. If you haven’t read anything by Hurston, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a good place to start. I read this novel in high school…

  • Vonnegut: Life through fiction

    There’s no doubt that life can be strange, difficult and confusing but Kurt Vonnegut —a veteran, writer and political dissident — knew that art has the potential to alleviate some of the burden.…

  • Disappointing reads

    I dropped Elsewhere by Richard Russo into the “return here” slot at my library the other day with some hesitation. My shabby bookmark sat more than halfway to the end of Russo’s memoir…

  • Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman

    Photo taken in the late 19th century by Matthew Brady // via Wikimedia. Come, said my Soul Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,) That should I after…

  • Lorca’s corazon

    Cancionilla del primer deseo En la mañana verde, quería ser corazón. Corazón. Y en la tarde madura quería ser ruiseñor. Ruiseñor. Alma, ponte color de naranja. Alma, ponte color de amor En la…