Tuesday Giveaway: Eligible

I talked about Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice already.  You may remember that already.  Since I read an ebook copy, I have one advance reader copy available for a give away! Yep! I am giving it away. What do you have to do to get it?  Leave a comment for this entry. On FridayRead more

Weekly Meeting: Revealing Hannah- The Myth of Cassandra

I am covering  Revealing Hannah: The Myth of Cassandra, another Real-Life Book Club title, but for a specific reason.  Not only is the author a friend, but the book club got to help an independent author by creating discussion questions for other book clubs. Challenges: None What You Should Know: This s the first in aRead more

Looking Back At March

I was very vague about what I would be reading in March.  It was a busy month and there were times when I worried I wouldn’t finish anything. I only expected to read two books, neither of which I was able to finish, but both of which are still being read.  So, let’s look atRead more

NaBloPoMo Day 2: The Long List of Plans

It is officially April and this is day 2 of NaBloPoMo.  There are a bunch of things happening this month that will help me with daily posts.  Here is a big list of what you can expect: Launch Post Long List Post Look back at March Weekly Meeting for book read Giveaway day! Recollection Wednesday CampRead more

NaBloPoMo – Coming… NOW!!

I decided to try an experiment in April: NaBloPoMo.  This typically happens in November with National Novel Writing Month, but the goal is similar: write for a month.  I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and will be working on some of my own writing projects, but I will also be posting daily toRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Julie & Julia (and the modern memoir)

Oh the food writer, chef, or foodie memoir.  I am a sucker for them.  I love food.  I love shows about food.  FOOD! Julie & Julia was the food memoir for my generation.  It includes all the key elements of a 2000 era memoir: Blogger post 9/11 questioning your life references to Buffy the VampireRead more

Weekly Meeting: Home Cooking

This week I am discussing Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen, the book I selected for the March meeting of my real-life book club.  Each of us picked a book based on a theme.  This month the theme was cook books and we all are bringing a dish from the book’s recipes.  Of course, IRead more

Book Stores I Love: Serpentine Books & Collectibles

Living in Lowell has been… weird.  For nearly 6 years I been living in a place without bookstores.  Well, for four and a half of those years there has been no bookstore other than the campus bookstore. For a while the campus bookstore seems to have served as a city bookstore, but that was becauseRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Sense & Sensibility (not the original)

There are some Austen books that are perfect for modernization.  There are some that are not every suppose to be updated at all. The key is in plot motivation and social construct.  The ones that work best are the ones that are still issues today: the pressure on women to get married, the pressure onRead more