My Favorite Authors – AKA TAKE MY MONEY!

Last week I told you about my Pride and Prejudice obsession.  If I see a pretty or important copy of P&P, I will give you my money.  There are actually quite a few authors I will order books from.  This list is not just those I will read without question.  These are authors I loveRead more

Book Club of One Weekly Meeting: Science Fiction, Double Feature…

Books Read: Prelude to Foundation Dealing with Dragons Eating and Drinking Wine spritzer with raspberries Bacon and sun dried tomato bread pocket from The Purple Carrot bakery. Ok, these are not BOTH science fiction.  One is sci-fi and one is fantasy.  It’s a critical difference.  Even in sci-fi, there is a sub-genre of science fantasy.Read more

You have how many copies of Pride & Prejudice?

I *LOVE* Pride and Prejudice.  I love most Jane Austen books (not Sense & Sensibility- I just… can’t).  In close second is Persuasion.  The reason P&P comes first is because it was my first.  It was the first piece of adult literature I chose to read.  Before this I had been forced by teachers  toRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 10- As You Wish (Guest Post)

This week I am taking a break and my friend Christi is writing the post. Books finished: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Eating and Drinking: Drinking coffee and debating on eating something more substantial like my husbands left over cheese quesadillas with sweet potato fries. Playing in theRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 9 – Truth?

Books finished: The Truth According to Us Eating and Drinking: It’s Rosh Hashanah so Apples and Honey! I was thrilled when I saw Barrows on a list of authors speaking at Book Expo.  It was for a librarians-only lunch and I RSVPed right away.  I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  LOVED.  DebbieRead more

My Favorites: The 10 Books That Changed My Life

I was going to do this post last week and then Cedric Doggery came into my life.  I have barely had a chance to sit and relax, let alone write a blog post.  A few years ago, on another blog, I made a similar list- the top 10 books that changed my life.  Since thenRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 9- I KNOW THAT PLACE!

Book Read: Lucky You Beloved Not eating or drinking anything because I am chasing a puppy around trying to get him to poop.  Today’s meeting is a birthday meeting!  It is my 39th birthday.  For my birthday I have given myself a new puppy.  You can see a picture of Cedric Doggery and me to theRead more

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