I have spent countless hours on I-70 traveling east and west through Kansas with the most miles traveled between Exit 76 at Oakley and Exit 303 leading to Manhattan during my undergrad years. I loved to set my cruise control at 80 and turn up country radio, pop on a podcast, or often I listened … Continue reading Life is a Highway: A Look at America’s Interstates in “Divided Highways”
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is one of my truest book loves. This is not a surprise to anyone, if you'll recall my January post about my visit to Orchard House: "A (Cold, Broke) Boston Girl’s Guide to “Little Women”. Side bar: I'm always happy to discuss Little Women (or any other Alcott works!) just drop … Continue reading Revising Little Women: “Jo & Laurie” by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
When I found out that I would be stuck in Colorado, without physical access to a public library, for a significant period of time, I told myself that I would read all of the books I own but have never read before. Some of these I bought new or used, some of these I brought … Continue reading Dispatches from the Void: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
A new Tillie Walden graphic novel and one that's a road trip narrative: Heck Yes! I review "Are You Listening?" and use inspiration from Walden to share some of my own road trip reading recommendations.
Bruce Handy, contributing editor for Vanity Fair, provides a “ramble through classic children’s literature” in Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult.