Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years old (nine in Western birthdays) and she is about to learn that she will be going to live in the United States.

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos 2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Life on Mars, Again and Again

2017-07-24T15:24:28+00:00

When you've looked up a book title, have you ever been tempted by the other books you've found with the same title as the book for which you were searching? In adding Lori McNulty's debut short story collection to my online TBR list, I discovered several other books with the same

Life on Mars, Again and Again 2017-07-24T15:24:28+00:00

Re-reading Emily: L.M. Montgomery, Again

2017-07-24T18:42:46+00:00

Exploring a coffee shop near Riverdale Park last week, I started a conversation with a young woman reading at the communal table in the back, while I waited for Mr. BIP who was waiting for the coffees (he was enjoying the view across the park and greeting the four-legged companions

Re-reading Emily: L.M. Montgomery, Again 2017-07-24T18:42:46+00:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959; 1977)

2017-01-25T12:30:24+00:00

When I was a girl, I was too afraid to watch the part of the Disney movie in which Penny is lowered into the darkness in a bucket. If I had actually read the stories on my bookshelf, I would have had great sympathy for the mice in the Prisoner's

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959; 1977) 2017-01-25T12:30:24+00:00

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 2016

2016-10-26T12:53:26+00:00

When I picked up Cherie Priest's I Am Princess X, it was on the advice of a trusted bookseller for a (then) thirteen-year-old friend of mine. Then an older reading friend raved about it too. At last, I picked it up, and was pleased to find it was my first

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 2016 2016-10-26T12:53:26+00:00