Recently Read: The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

Drawing power: Does the story pull you in and make you feel as if you’re part of the world? I was drawn to this book by the premise given in the blurb (book description/summary). The basic plot is a Romeo and Juliet kind of situation where the boy is one Hoodie Rosen, an orthodox Jew, …

Dear Librarian

Dear Librarian, Recently I’ve noticed a great deal more books in the library about people like me. Clearly I can attribute the new abundance of books to you and your attention to the plight of souls like mine. We are sidelined. Pushed to the darker corners because we’re a little different, but only in some …

Combination Words

You know how people want to ridiculously and unnecessarily combine words? You know how they end up making mostly useless words like this: a dream catcher is a “datcher”, a beneficial organism is a “borganism”, and a significant other is a “so”? These didn’t end up sounding the way the person intended. I mean, a …