I had the good fortune to begin reading The Searcher, Tana French's new standalone novel, last Wednesday, Veterans Day. I was off for the holiday and let myself dig in, forgetting any other responsibilities for a while. And then we were off for the tropical storm the following day so I was able to indulge … Continue reading Search no more
Twyla Tharp - sound familiar? She's a dancer, choreographer and all-around creative person. Her first book was The Creative Habit and now she's giving us her take on aging with Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life. Tharp mixes stories from her life and work with a series of suggestions and exercises … Continue reading Keep it moving
I'm in the middle of Karin Slaughter's latest, The Silent Wife. It's a Will Trent novel. If you read In the Woods by Tana French, and if you loved Rob Ryan you will love Will Trent. I think this is probably her best work: it's seamless, funny, brutally graphic, wise. She writes / creates dialog … Continue reading shhhhh…
Hi, it's been a while 😦 I'm still getting used to this whole blog thing but I aim to post more frequently, starting now! The library on campus opened a few weeks ago, so I strolled over one lunch break to browse the New Books section. I grabbed two, one that I'd heard of: Front … Continue reading Can we talk?
I reviewed books for a local magazine, Business in Greater Gainesville, from 2016-2018. This was one of my favorites, published in 2017 (slightly updated). Full disclosure: I procrastinated choosing a book for this review. I submitted it in time, though, so no harm done. And that is precisely one of the points of The Art … Continue reading The Art of Procrastination
No real reason but 1) it sounds cool and 2) we love to watch brown thrashers in our birdbaths. It's so funny because they take their time and thrash about and by the time they're done there's no water left. It's a full-bodied bath 🙂 Check out this video from a fellow bird person in … Continue reading Why bookthrasher?
I can't stop thinking about this book. Or talking about it. And now writing about it! I posted a micro review on Twitter that sums up my feelings in three tweets: Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer (#2!) for #The Nickel Boys. It's perfect. Cinematic. Heartbreakingly bittersweet. It’s a damn good story, beautifully written. But the … Continue reading The Nickel Boys