Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that I will be on vacation for the next two weeks. I am taking a tour of England, Scotland, and Wales and am leaving today. When I get back, I will post reviews for The 19th Wife (my library book club's selection) and getting ready for Barney's Online Book Club meeting in October. Thanks for all the comments and I will 'see' you when I get back!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
1. Why did you start blogging?
Monday, September 14, 2009
What are you reading this week? This meme is hosted by J. Kaye over at J. Kaye's Book Blog!
Friday, September 11, 2009
My Friday Find this week is By the Time You Read This by Lola Jaye. I found this book while reading Book Chatter, Harper Collins online newsletter. Here is a description from their website:
When he discovered that he had only six months to live, thirty-year-old Kevin Bates picked up his pen and wrote The Manual—advice for his five-year-old daughter, Lois, to live by, laugh at, and follow from twelve until thirty. Seven years later, when Lois is given The Manual, she can barely bring herself to read her father's words, the pain of his loss is still so raw. Yet soon Kevin's advice is guiding her through every stage of life from teen angst to career arcs, to knowing when she's at long last met "the one." While The Manual can never be a substitute for having Kevin back, the words left behind become Lois's steady support through all of life's ups and downs, and prove invaluable to unlocking the key to happiness.
What did you find this week? Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
1. Testimony by Anita Shreve
2. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfork Cross
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
4. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
5. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
In the comments section, tell me your first and second choices. All the titles are linked to their Barnes and Noble page, please take a few minutes to read the summaries and physical descriptions. Please also make sure that the book is available in your area.
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Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City, and Scarlett lives there with her four siblings - Spencer, Lola, and Marlene.When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn't quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
What did you find this Friday? Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.