Posted in September 2017

Ursula K. LeGuin – Just In

Monty snuggles up next to a stack of Ursula LeGuin’s.   She is among the science fiction writers with staying power.  It’s hard to keep her work in stock.  These just came in and were published between 1968 and 1982. Advertisements

Oh, Olive!

My last review was A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Everyone loved that book except me, totally implausible though it was. So here we have a similar main character. She is a female curmudgeon. She’s ornery, mean, complicated, and very hard to like at the beginning of the book. At the finish we have … Continue reading



When you need a break from reality into some really grand historical fiction, I recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I have been promoting this book series for some time now. It’s a fine escape. I felt strongly that if someone could transfer this story to the screen as serious historical fiction – instead … Continue reading

Oy Vey, Ove!

                                                              A BOOK REVIEW I have just finished reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a wildly popular novel that everyone but me loves. It was sweet and heart-warming and obviously made for the movies. But why did the writer pick a name no one can pronounce?   Hint: it does not rhyme with oy … Continue reading