I used to roll my eyes when friends of my parents would say that about me; now, of course, I say it about my own kids and the children of friends. And, I can say it about this blog – if it were a baby it would be walking. She is Too Fond of Books [...]
Back when we lived in Connecticut, my “Upsilamba” book group enjoyed discussing Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, which explains why some trends take off, and the 3 personality types that can help trends along. We were labelling each other, “you’re a connector,” “Carolann is a maven,” “Toni is a salesman,” etc. I still mentally categorize people [...]
Congratulations to Karen Vanuska, winner in the random drawing for Robert Roper’s Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War.
In her comment, Karen wrote of her long-standing connection to Walt Whitman:
I grew up on Long Island and the first time I heard the name Walt Whitman as a [...]
I recently read The Safety of Secrets as part of Book Club Girl’s interview with author Delaune Michel. I haven’t yet posted my review, but will link to it here when I do!
In the meantime, click the link above to listen to the interview, and check out this back-of-the-book-blurb:
“Now we’re just alike.” So begins Fiona [...]
Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin by Kenny Shopsin
Publisher: Knopf (September 23, 2008 )
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher’s synopsis: “Pancakes are a luxury, like smoking marijuana or having sex. That’s why I came up with the names Ho Cakes and Slutty Cakes. These are extra decadent, but in a way, every pancake is [...]
House & Home by Kathleen McCleary
Publisher: Voice (July 1, 2008 )
Hardcover: 272 pages
In creating Ellen Flanagan, the protagonist in House & Home, author Kathleen McCleary introduces readers to a woman that you’ll want to sit down and read more about. Ellen is a creative hard-working woman who puts a bit (sometimes more than a [...]
Next week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week … there are guests posts, giveaways, interviews, awards galore, etc.!
What’s in it for the person who reads book blogs (doesn’t have one of his/her own) … PLENTY! Where would book bloggers be without the loyal readers who contribute so much to our blogs with feedback, comments, questions?!? This [...]
Warning – the following is a run-on stream-of-consciousness about my day and the goodness of book bloggers!
Let’s start, as they say, at the beginning. The beginning in this case, is about a year ago, when I decided to train for a sprint triathlon to be held this year on Mother’s Day. A friend said in [...]
The following guest post is written by Laurie Viera Rigler, author of the wonderful novel Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. Laurie will be sending books to the two randomly-chosen winning entries (see the quesion and all the creative and thoughtful answers here). Be sure to visit Laurie’s website and blog, the aptly named “Jane [...]