Sunday, October 04, 2015


How do you like the image this month? Do you think it will get me more hits? Ha. It was so hot this past month, this could have been me reading. Except I have air conditioning and electric fans. 

I did not make it to the meeting at Skylight Books to discuss Elana Ferrante because I was under the weather literally. But Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay was wondrous. Sometimes when I love a book so much I am wary of discussing it with others. Does that ever happen to you?

October is looking good. I have already read two of the scheduled books but am eager to discuss them all.

The New Book Club:
Once Upon A Time Adult Reading Group:

One Book At A Time:

Tina's Group:

Bookie Babes:

I figure if I keep asking, someday someone might answer. What are you reading for a reading group this month? Did you notice there are 5 questions in this post? You may answer any one of them!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015


It was hot in August. I stayed in my air conditioned reading cave and read books. I also turned 68! OMG!! 

Stats: 11 books read. 8 by women. 3 from 1962. 2 non-fiction.
Favorites: Some Luck, Miss Emily, The World Between Two Covers, Youngblood Hawke.
I didn't have a least favorite. It was a good reading month.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015


Here is what we have already read or what is coming up in my reading groups this month:

The New Book Club:
Once Upon A Time Adult Reading Group:
One Book At A Time:
Coyotes Book Group:
Bookie Babes:
If you were paying attention (come on, you were paying attention weren't you?) you will have noticed a new group in the list. Yes, I am trying out a group that meets at an Indie bookstore in Hollywood, Skylight Books. It is one of the hippest book stores in LA but also they are reading the next Elena Ferrante book on my list. I will let you know if I fit in.
Please leave a comment and let me know what your book groups are reading. Suggestions are welcome too.

Monday, August 31, 2015


In July I my husband and I took a trip to Michigan for a family wedding and a reunion with his cousin on the shore of Lake Huron. I never made it to the ocean beach (surprisingly not that many residents of LA go to the beach very often and I am one of those.) But I made it to one of the Great Lakes!

I read one more book than I did in June but I am still being a slacker compared to earlier years. As long as I am being obsessive about stats, I am up one from this time last year!

Stats: 8 books read, 7 by women, 2 memoirs, 1 autobiography, 1 nonfiction.
Favorites: The Chronology of Water is the most powerful memoir I've ever read. Blackberry Winter is the autobiography of Margaret Mead, one of my sheros. The Little Brother.
Least favorite: The Weight of Heaven.

My reviews on Goodreads can be followed here.
My tweets here.

Monday, August 10, 2015


I committed to continuing the Reading Group Update. Finally getting around to it.

The New Book Club:

One Book At A Time:

Bookie Babes:
Tina's Group:
Rather a short month. I dropped out of one group because we always met in noisy restaurants and sat at long tables, making discussion less than satisfying. The Tiny Book Group is on hiatus for the summer. As always, I would love to know what your reading groups are reading and which books make for good discussions.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Book I Read in June

Stats: 7 read, 3 by a female author, 1 by a writer of color, 1 translated classic, 2 speculative fiction
Favorites: The Water Knife, Seveneves, Hardball, Another Country
Least favorite: Dead Souls

My reviews on Goodreads can be followed here.
My tweets here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Books I Read in May

Stats: 12 read, 6 by a female author, 1 translated, 1 Nobel Prize winner
Favorites: The Secret Place, Euporia, In the Unlikely Event
Least favorite: A Question of Upbringing
All the rest were good to great.
Books without links to IndieBound are available as eBooks.

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