Monthly Archives: February 2010

Do I read too much?

The other night I attended a wonderful presentation at my favorite bookstore, Read Between the Lynes about books ideal for book group discussions. Part of the presentation was some giveaways, and for one of them the person who had read … Continue reading

Posted in reading

Caught up with Olympic fever

I have been waving the Canadian flag this last week cheering on the homeland’s Olympic curling and hockey teams, and if I was creative enough to tie in that with reading I would have posted earlier (though if reading was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Home to Harlem

Welcome to today’s stop in the Harlem Renaissance Circuit! Home to Harlem by Claude McKay, originally published in 1928, was the first novel written by an African-American to become a best-seller. That is a somewhat (pleasant) surprise, not because of … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Avid readers who follow book websites, blogs, and other sources have no doubt heard about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I heard about it on Books on the Nightstand’s weekly podcast and immediately put it on … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, reviews

Reading Week in Review

Newsflash — I only bought ONE book this week – Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. This book is about the historic 2008 U.S. Presidential … Continue reading

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On re-reading

I have so many books on my to-read pile and on my list of what I want to read that I do not normally go back and re-read anything, however one of my book groups will be seeing the movie … Continue reading

Posted in book groups, re-reads