Category Archives: book review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The previous blog mentioned the Women’s Center’s upcoming book discussion this fall on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.  I just finished reading the first book in the trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I can’t wait to read the other two books.  Larsson’s development of the character Lisbeth Salander is brilliant.  She’s mysterious, yet […]

The Big Read Comes to Kansas City

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) launched The Big Read in 2007, an initiative to bring reading back into the forefront of American culture. Now there are over 800 participating communities across the nation who have received grants to host the Big Read program. The Big Read program is designed to allow people to […]

Twilight: A Good Example?

Mention the word Twilight and you will either get a cringe, an eye-roll, a fanning motion for the lead men, or a hostile glare. The series of books written by Stephenie Meyer has topped bestsellers lists and the movies have broken records at the box office. Yet, you will find that not all women and […]

Body Image Stories From Familiar Writers

Body image is not one of my favorite things to talk about. You’ll almost never find me talking about it in person. Maybe its because I’m not quite comfortable with my own body image, or maybe its because I’m afraid I’ll offend someone else. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. Maybe this is why […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is probably one of the best books I have ever read. Not only is it well written, but the story reminds me of how good I have it as a woman living in the United States. The book tells the story of two women living in Kabul, Afghanistan […]