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!