Book Club of 1: Week 8- We All Want A Connection

Book Finished This Week: Juliet, Naked Drinking Moscato spritzer (wine with sangria flavored seltzer) Eating Disappointing, healthy pizza bagles I hummed and hawed about how to write this.  This was a Book Expo book from 2009.  Who knows why I resisted it.  Possibly because it hits close to home.  I have talked a bit aboutRead more

Group Read: The End of Summer

I had a whole different post planned for today, but I realized that August is about to end.  My reading is about to slow down.  Primarily because classes start on Tuesday and my fall, as usual, is packed with things to do.  No longer will I be able to sit in my office, headphones onRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 7 – I Am A Child of the 80s.

Books I finished Armada Gone, Baby, Gone The Neverending Story Drinking Hard Cider Eating Beanie Weanies (a treat from my 80’s childhood) Two of my books this week are straight out of my 1980s childhood: Armada and The Neverending Story. Armada isn’t something written in the 1980s, but written by someone alive in the 1980sRead more

TBR Shelf: Suggestions From Friends

About 2 years ago I asked my friends to suggest books for me to read.  I was looking for about 20 titles.  I got a list of 14 books The Beatitudes Book I Buffalo Bill’s Defunct Wallflower in Bloom Elantris The Passage Jurgen The Swan Thieves Succubus Blues Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A MostlyRead more

Book Club of 1: Meeting 6 – Neil Patrick Harris is Amazeballs!

Books Finished: The Postman Always Rings Twice Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Fifty Shades of Grey Blind Descent Snow Falling on Cedars Drinking The last bit of Moscato wine that Pat, Christi, and I drank Saturday night. Eating Those special Lays truffle fries potato chips- they are pretty good- like sour cream andRead more

The TBR Shelf: Book Lust

This has been going on for about 10 years.  A friend and I discovered Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust at the same time.  As we went through the books she lists, I was disappointed that I had not read more than a fraction of these books.  It felt like a major failure on my part.  HowRead more

I Read It So You Don’t Have To: 50 Shades of Grey

Book: Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) Drinking: English Breakfast Tea Eating: Not enough for the control freak “anti-hero” of this “book” Welcome to a very special Book Club of 1 meeting.  Today I have read a book in hopes that I can stop you from thinking you need to read it.  I amRead more

Book Club of 1: Meeting 5

Finished this week: Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Little Sisters of Eluria Anna Karenina The Happiest Days of Our Lives (by Wil Wheaton, not some weird version of the soap opera) The Alice Behind Wonderland Drinking $3 Chuck Eating frittata! THIRTY HOURS, PEOPLE!  Anna Karenina is a 30 hour audiobook.  I can’t even talk about it.Read more

Book Club of 1: Ideas On What To Read Next – Special Non-Meeting

More publishers are getting into the readers advisory game.  I encourage you to make your own decision about which books to read, especially those promoted by the majors publishers.  These are simply what they are trying to promote and not always the best books for you.  Keep in mind, many of these will end upRead more

Book Club of 1: Maybe a Book Club of Many?

My normal Book Club is having a hiccup.  These things happen.  My much anticipated hosted meeting ended up being just Christi and me.  We had a blast knitting and watching David Tennant in Richard II (she got me the Blue Ray of the show as a gift because: David Tennant).  We discussed this book club.Read more