Nonfiction
dusttracks

Book Review: Dust Tracks on a Road

So you will have to know something about the time and place where I come from, in order that you may interpret the incidents and directions of my life. Dust Tracks on a Road...

shameless self-promotion

A review I wrote of Robinn Gourley’s Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie and Anita Silvey’s I’ll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War appears in...

Book Review: I’ll Pass for Your Comrade

I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on. / I'll pass for your comrade as we march along. / I'll pass for your comrade, no one will ever know-- / Won't you let me...

what I'm reading

Alicia does brief posts wherein she says what book she's currently reading.  I've been flirting with doing something similar except, well, what I'm currently reading...

January books

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes: Very fast read about a young girl who gets separated from her brother while in foster care. I found the book lacking in detail where I...

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine (2006)

I really enjoyed this book. It's for young writers, but as an adult writer--or one who aspires to be a writer anyway--I found it really helpful. First, the book benefits by...