“Enemy Women”, by Paulette Jiles

In “Enemy Women”, Paulette Jiles reminds us of the great suffering that occurred during the American Civil War, particularly among the civilian population. But the message is also that even in the midst of such suffering, examples of great strength and love can be found. Continue reading


“Still Life”, by Louise Penny

“Still Life” is the first book in Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. She’s now up to Book 13, so this was published awhile ago. Since I typically like to start a series at the beginning, I checked out “Still Life”, and now I’m pleased to say that I have 12 more books in this wonderful series that I’m looking forward to reading. Continue reading

October’s Kind of Like a Book Club Book

October’s book is “Ready Player One”, by Ernest Cline. As you can see from the description below, this book is a departure from my usual fare. It caught my eye because it got really good reader reviews on Amazon plus Steven Spielberg is directing the movie version, and he usually picks winners. But what really sold me is that it’s supposed to be full of 1980’s pop culture references and that, like, is totally my decade, fer sure. Continue reading