Quick Thoughts

Quick Thoughts: What CAN we do during this pandemic?

We keep thinking about what we can’t do during this pandemic.  But what if we started thinking about all of the things that we ca do?  Especially those of us who are lucky enough to be able to work from home and now have financial worries—we are in such a position of privilege. And it… Read More Quick Thoughts: What CAN we do during this pandemic?

Quick Thoughts

Quick Thoughts: Marriage is Hard Work that Keeps on Giving to the Entire World

I have heard, from as far back as I can remember, that marriage is hard work.  I always wondered how married people managed to have such full lives, especially after having children, if marriage was so much work.  I had this conception of working on one’s marriage as being in a vacuum. Marriage is not… Read More Quick Thoughts: Marriage is Hard Work that Keeps on Giving to the Entire World

Quick Thoughts

Quick Thoughts: I can’t change the world, but I can change my world

The superhero as the only one that can change the world trope has got to go, however much I myself love it. Seriously.  No one person can change the world.  I mean, I can’t change the world all by myself, and neither can you. But here is the thing: we are both essential to changing… Read More Quick Thoughts: I can’t change the world, but I can change my world

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Review of ‘Anxious People’, by Fredrik Backman—Must Read This book was beautiful in many ways.  The first is the way the story is told—it weaves in and out but always centered around the main plot.  It ebbs and flows, wrapping the reader in so much information but at the same time, exactly what we need… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Biography, Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Review of ‘Never Have I Ever’, by Mary Jayne Baker It’s hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of falling for one twin and then, the other.  But other than that, this book was a fun, easy, and funny read, featuring a cast of lovable characters and a well-paced plot.  While I liked the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

Review of ‘I Killed Zoe Spanos’, by Kit Frick On the one hand, this book kept me reading way past my bedtime.  I just HAD to know who had killed Zoe Spanos, but also, how all the weird things that were happening were going to be explained.  There was so much happening and presented perfectly—the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: July 2020

Review of ‘The Speed of Falling Objects’, by Nancy Richardson Unhealthy relationships with parents are never easy to address in normal, regular life.  The pretty insane setting of The Speed of Falling Objects—the tropical forest in which Danny, her reality TV star father, and the filming crew crash landed—did make for a great background, in… Read More Book Review Round-Up: July 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction

Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

About the Author, Sarah Stonich Sarah Stonich been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Loft McKnight Fellowship.  Her first novel, There Granite Islands, was translated to eight languages and was short-listed for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d’Elle.  Her second novel The Ice Chorus has been… Read More Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

Book Review, Comedy, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Review of ‘No Fixed Address’, by Susan Nielsen (Must-Read) When I read Nickled and Dimed, I remembered thinking that this book should be turned into a movie, a TV show, and a series of books, and that the story of the struggle of the working poor should be shared in a way that will make… Read More Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Racism

To All Well-Intentioned, Justice-Loving White and White-Passing People

I am very grateful to every single vocal Sahar’s Blog reader, inquisitive Instagram follower, fellow TikTok fanatic, and loyal Twitter user for all the opportunities to discuss injustices caused by racism.  I have learned a lot over the years from so many people and I look forward to learning even more over the years to… Read More To All Well-Intentioned, Justice-Loving White and White-Passing People