Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! And freedom from culinary serfdom for me at least until next year. I’ve finally been unchained from the stove and can turn my attention to books again (hooray!) I live in Rochester, NY, am originally from NYC, and I participated in the same online poetry course as Alison. Both my kids are in
Hi all- I better sit down and get my list together because every time I look at my little collected pile, I pull a book out and replace it with something else. So, as of this moment, I am staring at my stack of chosen books, wondering “who would pick this totally strange and random
Hi everybody! I’m Kerry. I’m cousins with Gina and Trish. I live in New Orleans and I work as a swing dancer and instructor. I’m starting early! I’ve just finished my last book and I’ve picked some long ones for this challenge and I’m just plain excited, so I’m starting. Just try and stop me.
Friends! I come to you with a small cry for help: I drew the genre of Romance at our latest meetup, and this is for sure, not my area of expertise. I’m looking for recommendations — no, I won’t read 50 Shades. Thanks for your help!
Here’s a link to a list of 36 books that have changed the literary and personal lives of some very interesting people. Some of these books are well-known; some are a bit obscure, but still it’s impressive to be able to trace back such life-altering certainty to a single book! Perhaps there could be some
Greetings friends. I have updated the site from our summer blog to a winter one. You can see below all of the posts from our summer reading challenge to get an idea of what people are up to. This challenge is 7 books in 10 weeks. You are not limited by length, genre, audio or
Hooray! We made it! 10 weeks of posting and blabbing on this blog. It went fast and slow for me- how about you? Doing reading challenges like this really help me prioritize reading, especially the books I buy but seem to never open! Thanks to the small but vibrant community on this blog for your
I will write an overarching post of the challenge tomorrow, but I am happy and a little shocked to say: I made it! 10 books in 10 weeks. The last book I read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It is a book that has been highlighted in the news lately– I feel like I
One of my favorite movies is “Serendipity” starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Sometimes I can be a mushy romantic and the idea of chance encounters and fate are intriguing. If you haven’t seen the movie, after a beautiful day together, Kate’s character writes her name and number inside a copy of “Love in the
The reason I chose this book is because the author also wrote The Little Prince, which is one of my favorite children’s books (if you haven’t read it, please do). I enjoyed this book for some of the same reasons I didn’t like it- ha. The verbosity was intriguing but I guess reading this at