Sunday Salon: Challenges

I’m having a much harder time with this year’s challenges than last year’s. I signed up for fewer challenges this … More

Plethora of ‘The’

I noticed something last night as I was updating my Book Log — every book I’ve read this month has … More


“My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have … More

Sunday Salon: Middle

Friday marked the middle of the first half of the semester for me; there are only three more weeks left … More

Bullfighting in Spain

From The Sun Also Rises: “He took him out softly and smoothly, and then stopped and, standing squarely in front … More


I’m really struggling with Hemingway’s prose in The Sun Also Rises. His short, simple sentences have lead me to just … More