On My List: A Heroic New Year ~ A Guest Post by Erin Blakemore

It is my great privilege to have Erin Blakemore visiting here on New Year’s Day to discuss heroic New Year’s Resolutions: On My List: A Heroic New Year One of the benefits of having written a book about literary heroines and kick-ass authors? No excuses. One of the drawbacks of having written a book about literary […]

#75 ~ A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents

A Love Like No Other by Pamela Kruger and Jill Smolowe This book tackles topics about adoption and living in a family created through adoption from the perspective of adoptive parents. Although each section of the book has been written by a different adoptive parent, the editors grouped them by topics, such as reflections on […]

Top 106 Unread Books on LibraryThing

Devourer of Books posted this meme earlier today and it was so inspiring to me. We might even come up with a way to make it a friendly, book blogging competition. We both are fans of LibraryThing and this the list of what at least was once the listing of the top 106 unread books […]

#68 ~ Love is a Mix Tape

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield I found out about this book from Pop Candy, my favorite pop culture blog written by Whitney Matheson. As soon as I found out what this memoir was about, I had to buy it.. It tells the story of […]

#61 ~ Eleanor vs. Ike

Eleanor vs. Ike: A Novel by Robin Gerber Robin Gerber was once asked while giving a talk about in conjunction with her book, Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, if Eleanor Roosevelt ever did anything wrong. Ms. Gerber’s response was, “Yes, she should have run for president.” From that question and her own response, Eleanor vs. […]

I Should Have Been In Bed An Hour Ago…

but I got an email from iLike.com with this interview with Bono just before I meant to turn off my screen: Today, U2 used iLike to post a personal message from Bono, singing – and talking us through – “Wave of Sorrow.” It’s a track that U2 demoed during sessions for The Joshua Tree in […]

#47 ~ Without a Map

Without a Map: A Memoir by Meredith Hall I am angry. Correction. I am pissed. Really, I’m f*cking pissed off after reading this book. I am angry and hurt for Meredith in specific and for all women in general. That one woman should have lived through a teenage pregnancy is horrific to me. That this […]

Why I Read

My youngest daughter, Allison, is a girl who loves to laugh and play, tease and be teased. Her personality in that respect is very much like my Dad’s family. She also has a powerful and long-lasting temper. This past June we took a three-hour trip to see Emma’s maternal first family. One that way back, […]

Don’t Knock, Call, Talk, Email, Text, or Send Subliminal Messages after 2pm on 9.16.07

Yesterday I went to Philippa Gregory’s website.  What I discovered there set me to tingling all over in excitement.  Philippa is going to hold a live web chat on Sunday, September 16 at 2pm EST. Better yet, it’s free and I was easily able to register to attend using WebEx. As an online attendee, you’ll […]

#33 ~ Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl Just 75 pages into Special Topics in Calamity Physics, I knew that I was going to enjoy it. When what I was reading spoke to me personally in conjunction with an outside conversation I had just moments before reading it, I knew that I was reading something […]