Backporch Banter

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

As I finished reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, I felt sadness for this intriguing woman who never reached her full potential – not as a woman, nor as an artist, dancer, or writer. Written by Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is a fictionalized...

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The Texas Book Festival 2016

The Texas Book Festival 2016

In the fall of 2016, my sister, Tami, and I, attended The Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas. First Lady Laura Bush, who is a former librarian, co-founded the book festival in 1995 when she was the First Lady of Texas. The festival has become one of the country’s...

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The Telomere Effect

The Telomere Effect

Lately, I’ve become fascinated by the aging process. That’s probably because I’m getting a little older and want my own aging to slow down. I recently read The Telomere Effect, a book about telomeres and their relationship to aging. Telomeres are a region of our DNA...

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