Haiku DVD Review: Cranford

Sometimes what I love the most seems to be the most difficult to put into words. I watched the BBC mini-series Cranford - based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel and starring the incomparable Judi Dench and the hilarious Imelda Staunton - weeks ago and laughed, cried, and loved it so intensely that I'm unable to write... Continue Reading →

Haiku Book Review: The Heart of the Canyon

Following is my haiku book review of The Heart of the Canyon by Elizabeth Hyde, a very exciting novel about a group of strangers white water rafting through the Grand Canyon. Strangers colliding Adventure on white waters Face nature's terror Buy @ Amazon

Haiku Book Review: Cleo by Jean Brody

Time for another haiku inspired by another of my all-time favorite books, Cleo by Jean Brody. Set in the 1920s, the novel follows teenage spitfire Cleo from the country to the city and back to the country, through love, loss, quirky comedies, and family dramas. I'd recommend it to fans of Billie Letts' Where the... Continue Reading →

Haiku Book Review: The Dead

The Dead is a short story in The Dubliners by James Joyce. You can hear an audio version recorded by my Irish husband over at Librivox. Following is a haiku I wrote after recently re-reading the story: The Dead by James Joyce Snow on his shoulders Gathering, his heart bestirred Her secret sorrow Buy @... Continue Reading →

Haiku Book Review: Away

This is haiku review of another all-time favorite book of mine by another all-time favorite author of mine. It is also one of the most well written and poetic novels I've ever read... Away by Jane Urquhart Irish girl Moira Seaside inamorata Frontier family. Buy @ Amazon

Haiku Book Review: Cat’s Cradle

Inspired by the contest that I won on The Paul & Spike Show, I'm starting a new series of "Haiku Book Reviews" on Muruch. The first haiku, which won the contest, is about my favorite book of all time: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Ludicrous mankind. No damn cat, no damn cradle. A doomsday satire.... Continue Reading →

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