Books and book groups appearing in novels

Being a collector of trivia and the minutia of details that might not interest everyone, I began taking note when I noticed books and book discussion groups were being mentioned more and more in some of the popular fiction I’ve read over the past six months or so.

What does it mean?  Does it set a [...]

Book Review: *Run* by Ann Patchett

Run by Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (July 29, 2008 )
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0061340642

Publisher’s Synopsis:  Since their mother’s death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father.  As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never [...]

Book Review: *Bel Canto* by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper Perennial (August 2, 2005)
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0060838720

From the back of the book: Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxane Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international [...]

The Week Ahead: September 29 – October 5, 2008

It’s time for me to sit down and plan what’s happening for me this week – bookish and otherwise.  There’s a whole lot of “otherwise” this week – the two older kids start swim team so we have 4 hours in the pool plus packing (“where are my goggles!”), drive time and me in the [...]

Tuesday Thingers: These are a few of my favorite things …

Today’s question from the Boston Bibliophile:    Favorite Authors. Who do you have named in your LT account as favorite authors? Why did you choose them? How many people share your choices? Can you share a picture of one of them?

Well, I guess I have to update my LT profile, as the spot for “favorite authors” [...]

The Week Ahead: September 22 – 28, 2008

Yay!  You found me!  I moved SheIsTooFondOfBooks to a self-hosted site over the weekend, and left breadcrumbs for everyone to find me … I’m glad you’re here!  I’ll be busy updating links and putting the finishing touches on the new site this week.  It looks much like the old site, but I’ll have a bit [...]

Friday Finds: September 5, 2008

We were away for the long weekend over Labor Day, so I didn’t post my Friday Finds last week; here’s a quick peek at what I Should Be Reading over the next few weeks:

Ronna Wineberg sent me a copy of her short story collection Second Language.  This was published a few years ago, and I’m [...]

Heard of HarperCollins Huge Happening?


They call it the Free Books for a Year Sweepstakes, I call it AMAZING!  The winner gets a dozen copies of a twelve specially-selected books; that’s enough to keep your book group busy for a year (or more if you take a summer hiatus)!!

Titles include:

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Run by Ann [...]