Gimbling in the Wabe – My Favorite Books of 2016

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The “Best Books of 2016”? Pul-eeze. Unless one has a universally agreed-upon metric that can be applied to every single book published in any given year, there can be no anointing “the best”. Most popular, sure. Best seller, most prestigious, highest lauded, yup. But “Best”? As if. Ah, but “Favorite”! Anyone can share their favorite [….]

LitStack Recs: Home Comforts and A Fort of Nine Towers

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Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House Cheryl Mendelson With the start of the new year, your thoughts might—and I emphasize might—turn to spring cleaning. It may seem a little early, but January is the traditional month for airing out and dusting off the old in order to let in the new. If [….]