Heartburn is a story about heartache. The story takes place over the course of a few weeks starting when Rachel—our main character, is seven months pregnant with her second child. She talks about how the worst part of pregnancy has been the heartburn. We talk about heartburn in the medical sense and the metaphorical sense. … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron
I know I’ve told you about our Facebook Virtual Book Club group before, right? Things are slowly but surely getting more and more interactive over there. Starting with the fact that this was the first month we were ever able to take a poll to decide which book we should read! We took another poll … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: The Secret Life of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
This month, we were looking for a light, fun book. In October, we read a spooky ghost story. We were growing desperately weary with election coverage and the general onset of colder times. We wanted something nice. We wanted something that felt like… like putting on your jammies and watching Gilmore Girls. We deserved it! … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham + December’s Book Club Reveal!
In the early introduction of this book, Mindy Kaling says something along the lines of, “in my twenties I wanted to be liked and in my thirties I want to be known.” And that was how I knew that I would really like this book. Because if there’s anything I can relate to, that’s it. … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling + October’s Book Choice Reveal
I became familiar with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie through her TEDxEuston talk, We Should All Be Feminists—from which this book was adapted. My friend, Jessica, reminded me that I also knew of her from Beyonce’s video for Flawless. When Staci first suggested that we read We Should All Be Feminists, I bought it right away thinking … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie + August Book Choice Reveal