My characters knew who they were before I did. by Robert Hill for Roof Beam Reader When I started to write my novel, The Remnants, I had only the vaguest idea about whom the people in it would truly be. All I knew was that I wanted to write a story that would capture life … Continue reading My Characters Knew Who They Were #TheLiteraryOthers
Hi Everyone! After a lengthy hiatus from the blog, I've been slowly making my way back. There's still a whole lot going on academically and professionally, but this blog is a place that I simply need to be, sometimes. I may not be posting/reviewing regularly, but I'll definitely still be here. I've also found some … Continue reading Back to Blogging Giveaway!
It's the third day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week and we've got a new blog topic to discuss! Here's what the fearless leaders came up with: Day 3 Have you ever read a book because of a book blogger? Be it a good book or bad, bloggers recommend books every day of the year. Sometimes we … Continue reading Book Bloggers Made Me Do It #BBAW
Goodbye to Austen in August! I'm not quite sure how this has happened, but the last day of August has arrived which means Austen In August 2015 is at its end. Oh, dear! As we move onward from this annual event, I offer a few reflections: First, I think it can be said without question … Continue reading Pemberley and Poltergeists! #AustenInAugustRBR #RIPX
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara This is the first formal review I’ve written for Roof Beam Reader in five months, when I reviewed Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven in February. As with that book, I find, this time, that I’m unable to move onto other reading until my thoughts and reactions about this … Continue reading Thoughts: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The last book review I posted was for Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, way back in February. Since then, I’ve read “a few” books, but haven’t had time to get my thoughts down about any of them. This post is going to serve as a very brief, rather frantic “catch-up.” I want to at … Continue reading Tiny Thoughts on a Bunch of Books
Susan Glaspell's Trifles (1916) is a one-act play that would ultimately inspire another of her works, a short story called "A Jury of Her Peers." The story is loosely based on an actual event, the murder of John Hossack, which Glaspell reported on while working as a journalist in Des Moines, Iowa. Hossack's wife was accused of killing … Continue reading Thoughts: Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell