Pablo Neruda speaks to my soul

“But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me.” Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes […]

The Fey by Claudia Hall Christian

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the 2009 holiday season I began reading Claudia Hall Christian’s novel The Fey. It immediately pulled me in and so I found myself having to “go to the bathroom” more frequently, because when you have a 6 year old and […]

A Hidden Place

Sometimes I judge a book by its cover and if the cover appeals to me but I know nothing about the story or the author I may still purchase and read it. That is what happened with this book, “A Hidden Place.” I had not of the author, Robert Charles […]


Thomas Wharton wrote a fictitious book about a group of people who basically live in a glacier community called Jasper. It begins with a small group who travel to the Arcturus Glacier in the Canadian Rockies in 1898 to adventure and name mountains and glacial aspects others have never viewed […]

Swan Peak

My father-in-law likes the author James Lee Burke. I had not read any of his books and so for Christmas last year he bought me one as a gift. The book he chose was the newest at the time, titled “Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel.” First I must tell […]

Flabbergasted kept my attention

Flabbergasted: To cause to be overcome with astonishment. Ray Blackston’s book “Flabbergasted: A Novel” did not overcome me with astonishment, but I did very much enjoy it. I think the witty banter and dialogue throughout the story between all of the characters was the best part of the writing. It […]