My blog readers (you!) have provided a ton of great book recommendations. Now everyone can see them all in one place on the new Reader Rec’s page. The page can be accessed from the main menu or you can click here. Continue reading
Thanks to the article that ran in The Kansas City Star, I have a bunch of new followers. Welcome! I’m looking forward to reading together. The way the book club works is pretty simple. We just read a book every other month, which gives everyone a couple of months to read the book. I blog about the book at the end of the month and try to get some discussion going in the comments section. And to simulate an actual book club, if you just want to pour yourself a glass of wine and chat about random topics, feel free. Continue reading
“A Banquet of Consequences” is the 19th book in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley series. It’s a good, traditional English murder mystery with a very strong focus on character development. Continue reading
I used to think I was committing sacrilege if I didn’t finish a book. Part of it was because I’m cheap and it just seemed wasteful. But mostly it was the sheer principle of the thing. Abandoning a book was dishonorable! I’m not a quitter! Continue reading
I’m going to be trying something new, based on reader feedback. Some people have expressed an interest in knowing what I’m going to be reading in advance, so they can read it, too, and provide commentary.
I love the idea of more dialogue, so I’m going to try a kind of virtual book club format. Continue reading
I’ve decided to take the week off from reading anything “blogworthy”. I just finished a long book (“Playing to the Edge”) and I’m getting ready to tackle an even longer one (Stephen King’s “11.22.63”), so I’m resting my brain.
Instead, I’m hoping to have some dialogue about something that’s been on my mind for several months now: classic books that today’s generation of kids will enjoy. Continue reading