Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (4/5)

“It’s more about being an artist,” she said. “I’d make the candles. In different shapes.” “Are you just saying that off the top of your head or—“ “Nope. I have wanted to make candles since they were invented. I mean, it’s the greatest kind of sculpture. Say you made a candle of Michael Jackson, and…

Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

This summer I began training for the Des Moines Half Marathon that takes place mid-October in Iowa. I opted for the 5-Mile Combo, which is the Mercy Live Up Loop (a five mile course) Saturday, chased by the half marathon Sunday. I am on a mission to run fifty halfs in fifty states, and this…

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don’t even have it. You can’t wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge…

The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

The French Revolution is a well known part of history: the decadence of the French royal court, the downtrodden lower class, and a revolutionary movement that would change the entire government of France. However, it is very rare to find an impartial commentary on the French Revolution, historians tend to side with the side of…

My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words “love” and “happy” on every page. Since…