Bev-talk: “Stress-Ease”

You all know me as Ginny Malbec, book-loving blogger. But when I remove this cloak, I’m a working mother and wife, a healthcare provider juggling the demands of clinical life with my obligations to family and friends. Although my profession has its rewards, and my personal life is filled with love and support, they canContinue reading “Bev-talk: “Stress-Ease””

Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun

In 2001, a film called A.I. Artificial Intelligence ( was released. A.I.  is unique in that it’s one of the few films directed by the illustrious Steven Spielberg to have received a mixed reception. I would argue that the film’s polarizing effect is in large part due to the subject matter. A.I. is the storyContinue reading “Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun”

microfiction: episode 6-excerpts/Book Review Time: Sisters

Ky sat at the end of the bar. Book in hand. She ordered a French 75 and settled in. The bartender, assuming a woman on her own in a near-empty bar must be in want of conversation, swooped in. She didn’t really want to talk. She had her book. But here they were.  Surprisingly, theirContinue reading “microfiction: episode 6-excerpts/Book Review Time: Sisters”

Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy

(Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this title, in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.) The Bridge Of Little Jeremy by Indrajit Garai is the story of a young Parisian boy named Jeremy, and his trusted canine companion, Leon. The two friends are inseparable, as they venture out and explore theirContinue reading “Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy”

Book Review Time: birds of california

With the waning days of summer upon us, this is an excellent time to venture poolside, or perhaps, visit your local beach. And the perfect companion for such activities is a light(ish) novel. I find romantic comedies often fit the bill. Therefore, if you are so inclined, may I recommend birds of california by KatieContinue reading “Book Review Time: birds of california”

microfiction, episode 4-hinges:

Smoke and mirrors. Bells and whistles. Nuts and bolts. Doors and hinges? It started with a small squeak. And only when the door was opened abruptly. Quickly. The sound was akin to that of a surprised mouse. Barely registering as a minor annoyance, Ky purchased a can of WD40, and assumed the problem was solved.Continue reading “microfiction, episode 4-hinges:”

Book Review Time: Standard Deviation

On rare occasions, I experience what I call “novel dilemma.” This happens when I reach the end of a book, and I have no idea how I feel about it. Did I like it? Did I hate it? There’s no clear verdict. Sometimes novel dilemmas can arise from mediocre stories with compelling characters, or stellarContinue reading “Book Review Time: Standard Deviation”

microfiction (episode 1-pilot)

Ky was habitually late. To weddings. To funerals. Parent-teacher conferences. Dental appointments (scurrying to make the grace period cut-off). And after encountering 3 consecutive red lights, she knows she’ll be late yet again. Ky bangs her fist against the car’s steering wheel in frustration. This is done more as a performance than a genuine showContinue reading “microfiction (episode 1-pilot)”