I love to read memoirs and biographies. They wouldn’t be written if there wasn’t a great story to tell, right?! I have read a few lately that have extraordinary women featured, so I am recommending a few books with this theme, rather than one book. Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman reviews the backgrounds of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the first two female Supreme Court Justices...November 23 2015
I intended to give my mother Ruth Reichl’s new book, My Kitchen Year, as part of her birthday present. Honestly, I did. I intentionally planned an afternoon to visit the bookshop as a customer, not an employee, to buy books for all of the wonderful people in my life who celebrate their birthdays during the month of October. I brought my bag of books and candles, gorgeous gift cards and noteboo...November 06 2015
David Mitchell is the best writer in the world. Cloud Atlas is astounding and really hard to read, The Ten Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is overwhelming. The Bone Clocks is fantasy meets fact in a tour de force that is shimmering brass, inlaid in fine wood so there is not a seam that shows. And now, David has produced Slade House, in some ways a continuation of Bone Clocks, but may easily b...October 27 2015
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you." - Somerset Maugham The Marriage of Opposites is a story that resonated deeply with me. Ostensibly it is a historical novel about the courtship and marriage of Rachel Petit and Frederic Pissarro, the parents of pre-impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. Historical note: Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1830, on the i...October 19 2015
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
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November 23: The Avid Reader Best Books of 2015
November 30: Virginia Bailey: Early One Morning
Newcomers Welcome! Refreshments Served.
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