Book Review: Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Lesson learned: never read a book simply because the title is one of your favorite David Bowie songs. Let me make it plain that I’m talking about the book and not the song when I say Oh! You Pretty Things was awful. I was generous in my 2 stars on Goodreads, because since if I…

Book Review: Gold Fame Citrus

I’ve been gushing since this blog’s beginnings how enjoyable I find Claire Vaye Watkins’ writing. I read Battleborn over the summer and was taken by her gorgeous and incisive prose. Needless to say, I found Gold Fame Citrus to be an excellent read. I wish it had been around in ’08 when I took my…

Upcoming: ALL THE FALL BOOKS

Summer’s almost over, and Autumn draws ever so closer. The weather here in Oklahoma has been quite lovely over the past few days, so lovely that I could even wear a cardigan to work this morning! And with the cool blustery weather and scattered leaves comes an awesome line up of new book releases. My…

Musings: Reading Joan Didion for the 1st Time

You know how once you’ve heard of something and/or someone and then all of a sudden they’re somehow everywhere? That’s been happening to me with Joan Didion. So it’s no secret that I love the band Best Coast. I’ve seen them a couple of times, and Bethany Cosentino, the singer, is a fun person to…