Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our Top Three Books in 2008


Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen


Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

and a tie between


A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini



There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell
by Laurie Notaro

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great audiobook giveaways

You can enter to win both of these audiobooks at Rhapsody in Books:

By Ben Sherwood, read by the author
[Contest ends at midnight, January 22.]

By Eric Weiner, read by the author
[Contest ends at midnight, January 24.]

Good luck!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Review - I See You Everywhere

Barbara Stromberg's capsule review of "I See You Everywhere" by Julia Glass:
"I enjoyed the colorful picture the author painted with words as she alternated between the sisters who are the focus of the book. I felt she was even handed in the voice she gave each sister but the ending took me by surprise. Perhaps because I identified with one sister more than the other I failed to pay as much attention to the details of the other's life. I felt it reinforced that sibling rivalry is a waste of time we will come to regret if we indulge in it."

Julia Glass is the author of "Three Junes."

Happy New Year!

We will have our January BBC meeting at my house on Friday, January 16th. We will be discussing “Eat, Pray, Love”. I hope everyone can attend.

I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our household, “Houston”. Houston is a Christmas present from my daughter and son-in-law. I guess they thought our house was too quiet once they moved out ! Houston is an American Bull Dog puppy (21.4 pounds this last Monday). He was 11 weeks old Wednesday! You might want to stop by and meet Houston before he stops being my lapdog!

I hope to see you all in a couple of weeks (or before that evening). Please let me know if you can’t attend on 1/16.