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Word Power

I tried an experiment in one of my writing classes this past week. We’re talking about the power of words and learning to, as Francine Prose writes in her book… 504 more words


Words that Dance

Sometimes when I’m reading a passage the words dance right off the page and into my heart.  At other times, I may read pages and pages or even entire books without having this happen at all.  1,033 more words

"The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick

It’s really interesting that this and the last book I read a few days ago both center around a Jewish woman mourning the loss of a child. 658 more words


Baking for Bookworms: Oatmeal Cookies from The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick’s book is a veritable treasure trove of unique Baking for Bookworms worthy dishes. It’s not that there’s such an amazing number of dishes mentioned, but the ones in the book are just such a far cry from eggs and toast. 561 more words

Baking For Bookworms

Women Writers Reading Challenge #28: The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

Some books rush by, leaving little impression. Others linger, force you to examine them a bit more slowly. Cynthia Ozick’s book demands this consideration. It somehow manages to be a recounting of the most mundane and the most fantastic and surreal, where golems are mentioned in the same breath as city corruption and Russian immigration. 192 more words

Reading Challenge

Cynthia Ozick, The Puttermesser Papers

The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I decided to start reading Ozick in earnest—and see my review of her last essay collection… 2,019 more words

Book Reviews

Cynthia Ozick, The Din in the Head

The Din in the Head by Cynthia Ozick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This 2006 essay collection begins with an appreciation of Susan Sontag, who had died in 2004. 1,983 more words

Book Reviews