Gimbling in the Wabe – My Beautiful Addiction

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Hi, my name is Sharon.  I’m a library request addict. It used to be I would only request a few books a week from my local library. Books I’d been wanting to read for a while or books that friends had recommended, occasionally a title I’d read about in the Sunday “Books” section of my [….]

Remembering Carrie Fisher

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An Actress, Yes, But Also an Amazing Writer I first came across Carrie Fisher, as so many of us did, as the feisty Princess Leia Organa in 1977’s cinematic classic Star Wars. That movie holds a special place in my heart, not only for what it is, but because it completely blew me away when [….]

LitStack Review: Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

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Boy Erased Garrard Conley Riverhead Books Release Date:  May 10, 2016 ISBN 978-1-59463-301-0 It was sheer coincidence that had me reading Garrard Conley’s book about his experience with a conversion therapy program aimed at curing him of the “sin” of homosexuality, but the timing did give my reading of it extra gravitas.  Not that Boy [….]

LitStack Review: All or Nothing by Jesse Schenker

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All or Nothing – One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme Jesse Schenker Dey Street Books Release Date:  September 30, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-233930-0 Jesse Schenker is an executive chef who owns two successful restaurants in New York (Recette – named “Best New Restaurant” in 2010 by the New York Times, and The Gander, which just opened [….]

LitStack Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  David Shafer Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  August 5, 2014 Awfully clever of David Shafer to title his debut novel about international information espionage Whiskey Tango Foxtrot;  more than once I found myself exclaiming, “WTF?”  Not in an exasperated, obscene way, but more in a “okay, what just happened here?” way.  [….]

LitStack Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Doctor Sleep Stephen King Scribner Release Date:  September 24, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4767-2765-3 I think I’ve said a number of times that horror stories simply aren’t my genre of choice, in books or movies, or what have you.  I’m just not one of those people who thrills at being scared.  But entertainment horror is big in [….]