Terri Schlichenmeyer

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Tough Mothers’: The title says it all

Your mom is tough as nails. The minute you were placed in her arms, she became your personal warrior, cheerleader, and banker. She remembers the… Continue reading

 

The Bookworm Sez: Loyalty spans centuries in ‘Tomorrow’

You have a little shadow. All day long, wherever you go, your dog is right beside you. He goes from bedroom to kitchen, to the… Continue reading

 

The Bookworm Sez: ‘The Wild Inside’ will make you howl

Mom always said that you were a wild child. Feral, she said. Uncivilized. The kind of kid for whom a layer of dirt was a… Continue reading

 

The Bookworm Sez: Find everyday relevance in ‘Endure’

You need a shave. It’s been awhile and, though you’ve been grooming and growing, you’re long overdue – so, maybe just a little off the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Down to the River’ a PI thriller

Something’s wrong. It may look just fine, but you know better. Call it intuition, call it plain-as-day, but there’s something off, something not-quite-right about a… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Put your spy kills to work in real life

You were always a first-rate Hide & Seek player. You knew all the places where nobody could ever find you. Once you were safe, you… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘An American Marriage’ one of Oprah’s picks

He did it on one knee. One knee, with a nervous grin on his face and a velvet box in his shaking hands, asking you… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: So much more to the story in ‘Berlin 1936’

You are not alone. While you may be the only person in the room, you are one of many. Every word you’ve written was written… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Don’t wait for ‘How to Stop Time’

The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Jefferson’s Daughters’ tells complicated tale

Which one is your favorite? That’s a question heavy with danger, as any parent knows. You might be asked, but you can’t choose one child… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Play Big’ is a good call

That was the lousiest call, ever. Obviously, the ref wasn’t paying attention. He was looking the other way, he dropped the flag by accident, he… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Real Magic’ is more than a memoir

Wow. Just … wow. Did you see that? Wasn’t it awesome? It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight and you almost missed it; now, you’ll never forget… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Ever wonder why? This book will tell you

How come? It’s a common question, rather informal, with roots that go back centuries: how did something come to be? In other words… why? Why… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Before I Let Go’ one to let go

Home is where your heart is. You’ve probably heard that before but is it true? Home is where you put your stuff. It’s where you… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Grass Roots’ lays out history of marijuana

Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? It doesn’t seem to be. Your side looks just fine, healthy, and filled with… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Heart-pounding thrills in ‘American Radical’

Let’s pretend. Let’s be cowboys, in search of our lost herd. Or you be a dinosaur and I’ll be an alligator. Let’s pretend we’re cooking… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: This psychological thriller crushes it

Who can forget their first crush? Not you: those shy looks, the careful approaches, awkward hand-holding, a cautious kiss, you’ll remember those things forever. It… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: It all comes together in ‘Seven Days of Us’

Your seating chart has been made. Very carefully. Uncle Tim doesn’t get along with Aunt Sally, so they can’t sit together. Cousin Jeff is old… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Even Santa needs a little help sometimes

You’re always Mom’s Best Helper. You bring her things when she needs them. You keep your room clean and you do chores around the rest… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘What Unites Us’ looks across the divide

The rift sometimes seems Grand-Canyon wide. Blue on one side, red on the other with contentious policies, belief systems, and political stances in between. Can… Continue reading