The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Published in 1993) This is the first book of fiction written by a Native American that I ever read and it was a mind-opening experience! I had read about Indians and their (our) history, but reading a collection of short stories set in the present day surprised the daylights out of me. I had … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8

“A Confederacy of Dunces”, by the late John Kennedy Toole. This is one of my favorite books and is one that breaks my heart. Much has been made of Mr. Toole’s suicide at the initial failure to get the book published, and his mother’s 11 year quest to finally get the book published, and regarded as a masterpiece of North American Fiction. The book’s title … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Six

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina’s Best Recipes, by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron (Published 1917) To every little bride who has a “Bob” to please; and says she’s tried and tried and tried to cook with skill and ease; and can’t — we offer here as guide, Bettina’s Recipes! To her whose “Bob” is prone to wear a sad … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Six

10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 6

1984 by George Orwell Today’s newspaper’s Entertainment Section spent an entire page dedicated to explaining the new Disney Channel “stream” that will begin in November. I only glanced at the schedule, but noticed the entry, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a series in which the actor explains everyday stuff. Need we say more?” Need they say “more”? They need to say ANYTHING better than that … “stuff”? … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 6