Category Archives: Between the Lines

You’ve gotta read this!

I don’t often post or write about what I’m reading. Maybe because it’s overdone–too many of us cluttering the cosmos with our likes & dislikes–or maybe, as I suggest in this link, it’s a little presumptuous. But I can if I want … Continue reading

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Homage to Nora

I and most of the women I know were devastated by Nora Ephron’s recent death at the tender age of 71. We feel a personal loss; she was our friend. We counted on laughing and crying with her for years … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Glimpses of Kafka and Woolf

Last year I took a memoir writing class from Kathi Diamant, and since then–actually since way before then–have been intending to read her biography of her namesake and possible ancestor, Dora Diamant, Kafka’s Last Love. I finally did and was blown … Continue reading

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In Defense of Chick Lit

Everyone’s entitled to the escape reading of their choice, whether it’s who-dunnits or sci-fi or erotica – mine is chick lit, & so I had great fun standing up for it in my latest “Between the Lines” column for the Presidio Sentinel. … Continue reading

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“A Year in Ink”

It was invigorating and inspiring to attend the release party for the San Diego Writers, Ink fifth annual anthology of work by local writers. And it was extra nice that my writing buddy, Jim Brega, was one of the anthology … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Lives On…

…and on and on. Which is what I wrote about in my latest Between the Lines column for the Presidio Sentinel after reading P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley. The Jane mania has resulted in a fair share of silliness, but it’s … Continue reading

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A Pair of Provocative Pageturners

“Between the Lines” is the title of my monthly column in the Presidio Sentinel, a community newspaper in my San Diego neighborhood of Mission Hills. The column gives me license to write about all things bookish–reading and writing, book culture, &c. … Continue reading

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