Again to Carthage by John L. Parker, Jr.

Again to Carthage: A Novel by John L. Parker It has been almost exactly six years since I picked up John L. Parker Jr.‘s ode to competitive running, Once a Runner, though when I lifted this sequel off my book shelf at the beginning of the year that realization hadn’t come to me. Once a ...

Book Review: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 1

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg When I was a kid one of my favorite movies was called The Hideaways. It played regularly on cable and when it was on I would watch it with keen interest not on the story of a girl and her brother who decide ...

Blue Snow 3

Yesterday I finished reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl and immediately after started Snow, by Orham Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Calamity Physics was a tough book, not because it was hard to read but because it was much longer than it needed to be. The second part ...