Sleeping With Ward Cleaver

by Jenny Gardiner Well, here’s a fun book.  The protagonist spends a lot of time seeing her husband as a caricature, like the Beaver’s dad in the 1960s sitcom.  Do you remember the Cleavers?  June Cleaver wore “housedresses” all the time, and heels, and her hair was perfectly curled.  Wally was the officious older brother,Continue reading “Sleeping With Ward Cleaver”

What I’m reading

Secrets & Lies, LC Rooney This book grabbed me by the throat right away, with a tongue-in-cheek and very likeable protagonist who clearly has been in trouble before, is in trouble now, and will most certainly be in trouble again. The author is brilliant at creating perfect scenes that carry the story along and then…plop…dropContinue reading “What I’m reading”

And in other reading news….

And in other news, I read Katie Winters’ book, The Sunrise Cove Inn. This is a book about three sisters and includes hot tropes like an old, dilapidated inn on the east coast in a trendy area (in this case, Martha’s Vineyard), old boyfriends looking good, and lots of family drama. The plot set-up isContinue reading “And in other reading news….”

I DID write about Erica Jong…

but it wasn’t here… Yesterday, I noted that I’d recently written something about my search for Fear of Flying, but it turns out that was only in my journaled morning pages. It is a funny story, albeit a small amusement, so I’ll regale you. I read Amy Meyerson’s Bookshop of Yesterdays recently on my belovedContinue reading “I DID write about Erica Jong…”

End of April – Annie’s Book Shelf

Well, I took a trip to the public library. I think I wrote about finding Erica Jong, but I also found Ed Yong (interesting names there) and his remarkable 2015 book about microbes. I know, yuck, but he’s such an excellent writer the topic reads like a novel! Plus the science itself is superbly interesting.Continue reading “End of April – Annie’s Book Shelf”