Archive for May, 2013

Title: The Woman Upstairs Author: Claire Messud Genre: Literary fiction Length: 253 pages Library: Carnegie Library of McKeesport Challenge: Library Books Reading Challenge 2013 Summary: A frustrated third-grade teacher lives vicariously through a new friend, with upsetting results. Analysis: Nora Eldridge is pissed. Super-nuclear, flown off the handle, !@#$ just got real levels of pissed. And she’s dying to tell […]


The one downside to being a swift, voracious reader is that the record-keeping end becomes a pain in the ass. Once upon a time we just made lists, on paper, and we liked it! Blog updating is not difficult, but it is tedious, in comparison. I honestly don’t know how some other book bloggers do it. The reading itself, […]