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Book Review: Swamplandia!

I know I’ve been teasing for a while on social media that this book review would be coming your way and it kept getting delayed. I honestly wasn’t sure how to approach the subject because I have never in my life been so mislead about what I was going into. 425 more words

Book Reviews


So this is a book that got a lot of buzz a few years back. It took me a while to get to it. It took me a while to get through it. 220 more words

Reading Journal

How the F*** Do I Name My Characters?

If you’re a parent (or even if you’re not), it’s easy to understand the agony behind choosing a name for this squirming mass of flesh you’ve created. 575 more words

Book Recommendation: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! is a great read. Check out this review by Janet Maslin from The New York Times.


One Woman Book Club: Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! first caught my attention when I heard about it on NPR (or here). If you’d asked me, I would have said the book came out in 2014, but apparently it was 2011. 702 more words


Travel reading: Swamplandia! in southern Florida

One of my favorite ways to deepen the experience of a new destination is to immerse myself in a book set in that place while I visit. 588 more words