Before I Go To Sleep, or as Hubby said, “50 First Dates meets Memento” was a thrilling and gripping book. (Thank to Lisa from Books On The Brain and TLC Book Tours for “telling” me to read it NOW.) It’s also the first book I have finished since last spring. It was just what I needed!… Continue reading Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
It’s Wednesday, so I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Books On The Nightstand, this morning while getting ready for the day. The topic in segment two that got the wheels turning in my mind was about whether you should “resist the lure of the new?” New books that is. Yes!! They are… Continue reading New vs. Old
Summary ~ A Visit From The Goon Squad ~ Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page,… Continue reading A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Summary ~ I Gave My Heart to Know This ~ In January 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena’s mother, Violet, have joined the growing ranks of women working for the war effort. Though they find satisfaction in their jobs at a Wisconsin shipyard, it isn’t enough to distract them from the anxieties of wartime, or… Continue reading I Gave My Heart to Know This by Ellen Baker
Summary ~ The Bird Sisters~ Love is timeless. So too is heartbreak. Whenever a bird flies into a window in Spring Green, Wisconsin, sisters Milly and Twiss get a visit. Twiss listens to the birds’ heartbeats, assessing what she can fix and what she can’t, while Milly listens to the heartaches of the people who’ve brought… Continue reading The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
Saturday I attended the 2nd Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD. The weather was picture perfect and excitement was in the air. Stories were everywhere you looked but the stories I was there to hear were being told by Paula McLain, Rachel Machacek, Meg Waite Clayton, Caroline Leavitt, Eleanor Brown (for the second time in… Continue reading What A Fabulous Day For A Book Festival!
Earlier this year I received a phone call from my mother-in-law telling me about this book she was reading on her Kindle. It was called The Weird Sisters and she thought I might like to read it too. She gave me a little summary about the book and explained that though the father was a professor… Continue reading Bookish Fun In Arlington