Author Archives: Beth Parks Aronson

About Beth Parks Aronson

I am Director of the Lamar University Psychology Clinic and run the clinical track of the Applied Psychology Masters Program. Previously, I was a psychologist in private practice in Jenkintown, PA where I specialized in anxiety disorders and working with people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. I am a little addicted to good literature. Ok, a lot addicted.

My 2019 Year in Books

I didn’t blog about it or write many reviews last year. It was way to crazy a year. But  here is the Goodreads summary of my 2019 reading. It was a great and varied year, with lots of new authors … Continue reading

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A Philadelphia Crime Novel that’s much more.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars I received an advanced reader copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway that I entered because I enjoyed Heft a few years ago. I was excited to … Continue reading

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A Hero of Our Time

And then again…there is boundless delight in the possession of a young, barely unfolded soul! It is like a flower whose best fragrance emanates to meet the first ray of the sun. It should be plucked that very minute and … Continue reading

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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

This is another of my TBR Challenge Books. I’ve had it on Kindle forever, but always turned away and started something else. This year I decided I really wanted to catch up on my 1001 Books reading while doing the … Continue reading

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

I just finished Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz. It was a novel set during WWII in an alley in Cairo. The book follows the daily lives of the different people living and working in the alley. The characters are nicely developed–I am about … Continue reading

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January Check in For 2018 TBR Challenge #TBR2018RBR

I have made a great dent in my list this month. It will get harder from here, since classes start tomorrow. So far this January, I have read: Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott … Continue reading

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2018 TBR Reading Challenge

One of the blogs I follow, RoofbeamReader, has an annual challenge (except when he was writing his dissertation, which I totally get) to help people weed out all those books that have been sitting around for more than a year … Continue reading

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A Quick Catch-up Post

Well, I’m reading a lot, but I’m not doing a very good job of filling you in on what I’m reading. Work is winning in the battle for my time. So this is what I’ve been doing, other than reading … Continue reading

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On the banks of the Hudson, with Echoes of Wellesley

  I have leap-frogged over a couple of reviews to discuss this one, because I found myself composing this post in the time remaining in my commute after the novel stopped playing. Something in Leah Hager Cohen’s writing made me … Continue reading

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Facing War Trauma in Edinburgh

For one the challenges in a Goodreads book group, I finally got started on the Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker. The books in the series are on the 1001 list, have received awards and huge critical acclaim, but I was … Continue reading

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