Written on September 25, 2014
Is feminism a new hot topic? I’ve been seeing it pop up everywhere – in the media, at the UN, in my neighborhood. I love that people are talking about it. Hopefully, with more discussion and education, the general perception will move away from feminism being a dirty word loaded with negative
Probably the most buzzed-about novel of the year, The Goldfinch has graced many a store bookshelf, been put on hold at many a library, and slugged through by many a reader, culminating in a little award called the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It’s also controversial – some readers loved it, others hated
These are the dog days of summer and everyone is feeling a bit lazy, no? August is a time for long weekends, vacations on the beach, houses on a lake, mojitos on the back porch (or for city people, a rooftop bar) – a month to relax and enjoy the sweet fruits
Blog! I’ve missed you! I am sorry I left you. The fact is, I got busy. I’ve been doing well with my freelancing work (and am very grateful for this), and mixed with enjoying summertime in the city, weekends away, and some travel, I have neglected AWR. I hope to post more
Warning: this is another book about the Holocaust. I’ve read a lot of these lately, kind of accidentally. It’s a heavy topic, but an important one. And the books I’ve reviewed lately (Fatelessness, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) have been very enriching.
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Cruising down my To Read list of critically acclaimed 2013 novels, I recently reserved The Goldfinch at the library. The waiting list was a bazillion people long so I thought I’d have to wait a few months for it to come in.
Nora Ephron is a very funny lady. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman is a collection of essays that profiles aging, parenting, beauty, fashion, cooking, relationships, and more. Although it is essentially a humor book about women and aging, you don’t have to be of menopausal
Written on May 1, 2014
As previously mentioned, I took a quick 5-day trip to Montreal earlier in the month, two days of which were purely train travel. This left us 3 days to explore – a perfect amount of time for a small city in not-so-great weather. Here are some highlights of the trip: