Weekly Meeting: The Never List

I am trying a new format this week.  Why? Because I am getting bored with things and I want to shake it up.  With that in mind, this week I read The Never List. Challenges: This book was something I grabbed at Book Expo a few years ago.  I have finally finished reading the books fromRead more

Weekly Meeting: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

This week I take on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Challenges: Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for topic: book published in the decade I was born (1970s) Book Lust Challenge What You Should Know: This is a well known and loved spy novel from the Cold War era. There is a movie Discussion: I considered finding discussionRead more

Weekly Meeting: Wild

Today I am discussing Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Challenges: This is my real-life book club selection for May.  Our theme is travel books. What You Should Know: This is a memoir There is a movie adaptation There is a lot about the effect her mother’s death had on her life.Read more

Weekly Meeting: Between the World and Me

This week the topic is racism and I am starting with Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  This book was sitting on my wait list for months before it finally got to me.  I will admit some things before I get into the book.  First, I recognize my perspective as a privileged white woman.  Second, IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Jane Steele

O-M-G! So far, Jane Steele book has been my favorite take-away from the ALA Mid-winter meeting.  Imagine, if you will, Jane Eyre.  You know: orphan, terrible boarding school, Mr. Rochester, St. John (pronounced Sinjin), fires, women driven mad for reasons, more orphans, and ghosts of dead uncles!  Now, keep the same basic idea, but make JaneRead more

Weekly Meeting: Modern Romance

This week I am discussing Modern Romance, which you should read.  No, really!  Of all the books we have discussed, I really think more people should read Modern Romance. Challenges: None What you should know: This is non-fiction This is not a memoir This is a comedian writing about research he and a sociologist did about (asRead more

Weekly Meeting: Dead Wake

This week I am discussing Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.  This book has been on my remainders list for months.  I have been on the Overdrive waiting list for months. Challenges: None!  Actually, it was sitting on the remainders list, so this is exciting. What You Should Know: This is about World WarRead 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

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

Weekly Meeting: Eligible

Welcome to a series of Pre-Publication meetings.  In these I read books that are about to be released and help you decide if you want to read it. This week I had the chance to pre-read Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice. What You Should Know: This is a modern version of Pride andRead more