Review: Such A Fun Age

The style of this book is very “beach read.” It is fast. It isn’t deep literary. It’s a Long Island Iced Tea… it goes down smooth and you are all giddy and enjoying yourself and then WHAM you realize that you have been accidentally complicit in racist crap by rooting for Alix and the world is much bigger and more complex… all is not how it has been portrayed and the last quarter of your drink was straight whiskey.

Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Being straight should not be the default assumption. It just… shouldn’t. BUT it is nice to be able to find wlw books when that is what you are hankering for. But aslo, this novel is far more complex and interesting than the label “lesbian novel” would imply. It is a novel that tells a coming of age story about a lesbain.

Review: Breathing Lessons

To be fun, we shall start with plot and characters. The story centers around Maggie and Ira, a couple in their silver years who are taking a day trip to a funeral. The entire novel takes place over the course of one day which is a lovely idea. Throughout this one day, they both examine their marriage and all the ups and downs of parenthood

Our (Virtual) Holiday Letter – 2020

2020… what can we say that hasn’t already been said. It was a year for the history books to be sure.  We are doing well. Matthew is still at PG&E and his workload has been intense, but there is light at the end of the tunnel (more hires means he might be able to actuallyContinue reading “Our (Virtual) Holiday Letter – 2020”

Highs and Lows. My Annual Birthday Retrospective.

2020 has been… well, you know. No sense in rehashing it. But here are a few of my highs and lows. For posterity? For my mental health? /shrug. Maybe if I write them down, I can start thinking about other things. High: Celebrating SaraKate’s 40th birthday in January. A girls trip where I bonded, learnedContinue reading “Highs and Lows. My Annual Birthday Retrospective.”