Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben MontgomeryI'm a hotel snob. I'll admit it! When we travel, it seems we have become the hotel magnet for the worst room in the dwelling. So, as a result, upon check-in, I ask that our luggage not be taken to the room they have assigned, but rather I take the opportunity to go check out the room, and then as a result of what I always find, request a different room.There were no possibilities of changing yo...October 12 2015
The book I’ve chosen to write about this month is not on the best seller list, it is not even new or current but it is one I reach for again and again. I don’t have to reach that far as it has a coveted spot on my bedside table. I read it often as it is timeless, it is healing, it is thought-provoking and it is a “blessing” to me. What is this book you ask? It is titled To Bless the Space Betwe...October 05 2015
I love a book that stays with me somehow – leaves an impression, makes an impact, teaches me something, prompts me to take action; which is why I am going back a few years to recommend A Long Way Gone – Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. This memoir was published in 2007, and it is one of the most memorable books I have ever read. Nightmares are more kind than the real life atrocities de...September 28 2015
Bill Clegg is one of those authors who could easily find himself with enemies. His day job as literary super-agent shopping books by many award winning authors would be enough of a career for most people. Add to that his two bestselling memoirs detailing his fall into addiction and subsequent struggle for recovery. He returns to high heights with quite a story. Consider his career arc does...September 21 2015
E.L. James needs some aloe vera because she just got burned. Like, seriously burned. Third degree. I imagine her screaming at the sky with clenched fists- “Palahniuk, how could you do this to me? I’m un-friending you on Facebook!” – and then heading off to throw tomatoes at her life-sized Palahniuk cardboard cutout. Why is the author of the infamous Fifty Shades franchise so salty? Because Bea...September 08 2015
Typically we blog about recently released books. So why bring up a title published in 2004? As I eagerly await the Fall release of the sequel, I want to make sure you have time to read the original. At more than 900 pages, reading Shantaram could take a while. Before you get discouraged let me say when I read it years ago, it flew. I did not want to put it down. The first paragraph gives ...August 24 2015
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10/5 Annie Jacobsen: The Pentagons Brain
10/12 Amy Stewart: Girl Waits With Gun
10/19 Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord
10/26 Caitlin Doughty: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
11/02 Lauren Groff: Fates and Furies
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Fiction Club -October: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin - Wednesday, October 21st from 2-4 pm & Thursday, October 22nd from 7-9 pm.
November: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart - Wednesday, November 18th from 2-4pm & Thursday, November 19th from 7-9pm - Author Amy Stewart will Skype into both Book Club Meetings!
December: Holiday Party and Book Exchange - Wednesday, December 16th from 2-4pm & Thursday, December 17th from 7-9 pm.Bring a wrap paperback booked for a book exchange and some holiday celebrating!
Non Fiction Book Club November: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Thursday, November 5th from 7-9 pm.
December: Thursday, December 3rd from 7-9 pm. Book To Be Determined