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

Book Club of 1- Meeting 4: Furiously Happy

Books finished this week: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Walden Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Drinking: Flat pink Moscato because I let it sit in the fridge too long and the bubbles dissipated.  This happens with bubbly things. It’s too late to eat anything.  I have 1 minute until JohnRead more

Walden Audiobook in Overdrive

I *Heart* Audiobooks

I love being told a story.  I don’t know how I forgot that, but it took me until last year to remember.  Now I have an addiction to audiobooks.  A bonus, my reading volume has skyrocketed.  I now read while I cook, shower, get ready for bed, knit, workout, and drive. I know a lotRead more

Book Club of 1- Meeting 3. Three Books?

Books Read: The Wee Free Men The Strain William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope Drinking: Chai Tea Eating: Oatmeal This is a breakfast meeting of this book club.  I had a busy weekend filled with local culture, good food, and good friends.  I got almost no reading done over the weekend.  It wasRead more

The BEA and ALA Shelves

The TBR Shelf: BEA Read-Down

For the most of the past 10 summers I have gone to NYC for Book Expo (BEA).  For those who don’t get to hear me talk about it, BEA is the publishing industry’s conference.  Primarily you spent 2.5 days walking in circles on an expo floor grabbing free books.  There are conference sessions, but IRead more