Spotlight on Bookstores: Rakestraw Books in Danville, California

Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by David Ebershoff, whose novel The 19th Wife has just been released in paperback.  You can read my review of The 19th Wife, an interview with David, and a blurb about his reading at one of my local bookstores.  He is an editor at [...]

Booking Through Thursday: reading resolutions

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by deb.  To join in, or to see other responses to this week’s question, visit the BTT site.

Happy New Year, everyone!

So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re [...]

David Ebershoff’s *The Danish Girl* is being adapted to film starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron

David Ebershoff’s The Danish Girl is being made into a film, starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.  Kidman will play the role of artist Einar Wegener, “the world’s first post-op male transsexual,” and Theron will act as Gerda, Wegener’s artist wife.  Aside from her starring role, Kidman is one of the producers for the film.  The [...]

Author interview: David Ebershoff and *The 19th Wife*

A few weeks ago I reviewed David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife when he stopped by my blog on his “TLC Book Tour.”  David offered to answer any questions that readers might have.  Without further ado, I present a wonderful collection of questions, in-depth answers, some humor, a lovely photo of the author, and a cute [...]

Friday Finds: November 7, 2008

I’m happy to see Friday rolling around this week!  That nasty conjunctivitis/virus that has been working its way through my house the past two weeks finally hit me    Four family members down, two to go … although I’m hoping my husband and LW12 will be spared!  I wasn’t able to get out for [...]

Book Review: *The 19th Wife* by David Ebershoff…..AND….we need your help!

I’d like to welcome David Ebershoff and his novel The 19th Wife to today’s stop on his TLC Book Tour.





Faith … is a mystery, elusive to many, and never easy to explain.

          — Ann Eliza Young, as channeled by David Ebershoff in The 19th Wife

About a month ago I posted about attending a reading of [...]

The Week Ahead: October 19 – 26, 2008

Yes, my planning weeks usually run Monday – Sunday, but I have a busy week and wanted to get this posted early; this is an 8-day week (if someone figures out how to get a 25-hour day, let me know!).  Our town sponsors the Concord Festival of Authors, with events in Lowell and Concord from [...]

Friday Finds: September 26, 2008

It’s been a fairly quiet week for adding books to my bookshelves and my wish list — I have several in my “to be read” stack, so I’ve been trying really hard to “just say NO.”  It’s not as easy as Nancy Reagan said it would be …

On Tuesday I went to the Harvard Bookstore with [...]

Author Event: David Ebershoff and *The 19th Wife*

My 12-year-old daughter and I had a great evening out in Cambridge on Tuesday night; we went in to the Harvard Bookstore for an appearance by David Ebershoff, author of the novel The 19th Wife.

We live just 15 miles west of Harvard Square, a straight shot down Route 2, about 20 minutes without traffic.  But, the event [...]

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 [...]