Getting “EDGY”

I received a copy of Edgy Conversations by Dan Waldschmidt last year at the 2014 BEA (Book Expo America) in NYC. It was one of many (many!) books that I brought home from the convention, but there was something about it that made me put it on a prominent place in the bookcaseĀ in my living … Continue reading Getting “EDGY”

Sixty Books Is Not A Number

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER Sixty Books a journey, not a destination; it's aĀ mindset, not a competition. Each person may actually have a different number of books that he or she reads in a year, and the number can vary from year to year. Thirty books can be "sixty books" and so can forty-five, or … Continue reading Sixty Books Is Not A Number

Book Review: Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

A few weeks before our recent trip to Bermuda, my husband gave me a paperback novel, Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky. Outside, the cover is nearly all wild lavender plants (an absolute favorite of mine); inside, the story is about two old friends, both writers, who reconnect after a long time apart. (I love to read any story about writers … Continue reading Book Review: Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

Reading cookbooks for fun? Yes!

I always thought that anyone who said that they read cookbooks for fun was just plain crazy. Come on, it's a reference book! It seemed like sitting down on the couch curled up with a cookbook was as ridiculous as takingĀ a Webster's Dictionary and reading itĀ from cover to cover. For me, cookbooks were about finding … Continue reading Reading cookbooks for fun? Yes!

Books in Progress

In my living room, I have an entire shelf of books devoted to "books people have lent me" and "books in progress." Ā Actually, the shelf is starting to overflow. Ā I love to read every day. Ā Lately though, I just haven't had the time to sit down with a book and really make as much of … Continue reading Books in Progress

Julie and Julia

Has anyone read this book, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell?Ā  I just finished reading it here, in Italy.Ā  I am on vacation and spending a good deal of time on planes, trains, buses, and in a car.Ā  This is time which I am content to spend looking out windows and watching the rolling hills … Continue reading Julie and Julia

Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

In this constant struggle of mine to find (make) time for reading, writing, and discussion, I have joined a few sites online. Ā (As well as two book clubs which is a whole other story!) Ā  I am not sure if these sites will help me find more time or less, but I guess that only … Continue reading Readers and Writers Networking Sites…