Book Review: Archer by Mira Jeffreys

I read Archer by Mira Jeffreys almost a year ago and the story is still with me. I meant to write a review at the time, but I’m glad I waited, because it gave me a chance to realize just how powerful its story is. Archer follows Lena and Janine, two childhood friends who haven’t spoken in over two decades. […]

My Impressions of Andrew Davies’ Sanditon

While watching PBS with my son one Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for a new series on Masterpiece: Sanditon. I was familiar with this unfinished Jane Austen book in name only, but I was interested to see what screenwriter Andrew Davies had done with it. It could be interesting, since he had written the popular […]

October Books

Do you read October books? Even before the weather gets cooler, I can feel fall coming. With that feeling comes a strong desire to read ghost stories—stories that tingle my spine and chill my bones. I want something to get me into the Halloween spirit. Back in college, when I spent a lot of time at Barnes & Noble and […]

5 Books That Have Had an Impact on Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader. I think I’ve always been in love with words. Books are a way for me to escape my ordinary life, but I’ve also realized that I use them as a way to learn about people—their personalities, their cultures, their origins. A famous line from the film Shadowlands says: […]