Blog--Book Reviews, Anecdotes about Life, Iran, and More

August 25, 2019

A weekend binge read (I do that often)! I loved this novel. I felt so connected with all of the characters, except one (read it and you will see, which one I mean -- which character left and never returned). Set in the 1970s through 2017, the novel chronicles the lives...

May 24, 2019

 Book review to come. I loved this novel!!!

October 19, 2018

A favorite author of mine; she's recently written A Catologue of Birds, but had written Alice Bliss, which was her first novel and, which I loved. Thought I'd post.  A great talent and the video shows that she is a very interesting, talented and accomplished person.

October 8, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor

October 7, 2018

Sandra Heath Unrest

What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong…
And nothing you do seems very right?

What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound s...

July 14, 2018

Well, I finished it. Anita Shreve's last book. I tried to take my time with it. Read to savor it--her language, her writing. Usually she writes about some town I've been to and loved as a child, some place near Boston, or Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Portland Maine....

July 14, 2018

I like [love] Tom Hanks. I always have. Always will. He just moves me in a way no other actor has or will or does. He reminds me of my brother. He's funny, but can be serious. I like his movies. He's my release in life. I think movie going is like reading, but quicker....

June 24, 2018

For those of you who follow my blog, I like to recommend books and write book reviews. You'd know that my son has also just returned home from backpacking in Europe with colorful stories and memories to cherish for a lifetime. In honor of his adventure I picked up and...

March 19, 2018

I self-published a novel called Unrest, set during the prelude to the Iranian Revolution; it was hard work to self publish; mistakes made, agonizing decisions and no real experience. I got a bad review of my book cover from a nasty website called I...

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