Book Reviews & Discussions, reading, The Writing Life

Checkpoint

As I sit and write this, we have used up 212 days of the year. Usually, I commit to reading goals of 30 or more, but this year for some reason, when I set that goal in January, I wrote down 15. Only 15. With 153 days left, I'm at 18, and I thought I'd… Continue reading Checkpoint

Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, Turn the Page

Tuesday’s Turn the Page: “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley

I recently finished reading A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. It had been on my Goodreads list for a while, and I'm glad I finally read it - even if it was ten years late (the novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992). While it's often called a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear, I… Continue reading Tuesday’s Turn the Page: “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley