Churchill and Orwell

Just finished Churchill and Orwell: Fight for Freedom. Just finished Churchill and Orwell: Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks. I don’t know what to think. I don’t really know what the goal of this book was. It certainly didn’t meet my expectations based on the title. And, it was a NYT bestseller, so lots of […]

Flight Behavior

I don’t know how it’s happened, but until now, I’ve never read any of Barbara Kingsolver’s novels. The first I discovered, Flight Behavior. She takes the majority of the first chapter describing a character and her life. It feels like breaking all the writing rules. We’re not in the middle of action or change. We […]

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

I read/reread Orlando by Virginia Woolf this weekend. I remember being 21, playing a production of Ain’t Misbehavin‘ at a dinner theater in Florida when I was reading it the last time. That was several decades ago, and I remember that it didn’t make sense to me, I couldn’t keep the storyline in my head, […]