Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini

Some days, I gravitate to books that are quick, cozy reads for a particularly low-key weekend. This past week, I was in just that kind of mood and picked up a copy of The Quilter’s Homecoming in a local used bookstore. We recently had a bout of cold, rainy weather, and the idea of readingContinue reading “Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini”

Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter

I’ve just finished reading Translator, Trader: An Essay on the Pleasantly Pervasive Paradoxes of Translation by Douglas Hofstadter and am still trying to digest the big translation questions that the author raises in it. As you might discern from the title, this essay – which reaches 100 pages – is a playful description of a translator’s quest toContinue reading “Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter”

Short Story Review: “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells

Last night, I opened my copy of The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, also Selected Short Stories, a collection of works by H.G. Wells. I bought this delightfully vintage, 1963 edition hardback copy from a fun downtown bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. The bookstore itself is a two-story building with a coffee shopContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells”

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

*The review below may contain spoilers* I, like many others I know, have found myself hooked on the recently released Netflix show “The Haunting of Hill House.” As I am fascinated with all things paranormal, it was the down the rabbit hole I went after watching only one episode. I ended up watching all tenContinue reading “Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House”