Ruby by Cynthia Brown

Ruby by Cynthia Bond I picked this book up after both Oprah and Ann Friedman highly recommended it.  The book tells the story of Ruby Bell, a young girl who experiences horrific acts – physical abuse, rape, human trafficking – and it drives her to madness, and the love story/redemption story between her and aContinue reading “Ruby by Cynthia Brown”

The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich Beautiful. I read it because this is the book of poems, particularly the poem Power, that kept Wild (which I was rereading when I picked this up) author Cheryl Strayed going on her hike. I have to admit I don’t read poetry often, and much ofContinue reading “The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich”

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer You’ve probably already heard of this book, but.  When I got it I was searching for a book about going into the wilderness since I was craving something like Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I was familiar with the story and had watched the documentary, but hadn’t ever read theContinue reading “Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler Totally enjoyable. There was a little too much about the Upright Citizens Brigade that I didn’t feel I could relate to – it was a lot of name dropping, fun having, and stuff people who are into Improv would enjoy – but other than that, truly pleasant read. She’s personalContinue reading “Yes Please by Amy Poehler”