Alone in the Classroom…and the Love of Words

The above quote is spoken by the narrator of Alone in the Classroom as she pieces together fragments of her ancestry in search of self-acceptance. Although this novel has arguable flaws in plot and structure, this quote gives us a taste of Hay's distinctive style, evocative descriptions and provocative messaging. From the woody smells of …

#FridayBookShare: Love, Life and Elephants: An African Love Story By Daphne Sheldrick

I've previously mentioned that I am a member of two book clubs. The clubs meet two weeks apart from each other which, for me, spaces out the timing of the readings perfectly. In an earlier post, I used the link-up #FridayBookShare to comment on my previous novel read. I was happy with the easy review …

The List

Recently, I’ve been in a Nora Ephron phase. No, not lying around watching endless hours of ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ or ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Jennifer Abrams, a communications consultant that I follow, mentioned Nora’s 'What I Will Miss and Won't Miss" list from I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections. I picked up a copy of Nora's …