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Rules of Civility and Gods of Gotham: Two Summer Reading List Must Haves

Rules of Civility and Gods of Gotham: Two Summer Reading List Must Haves

ShareTweet My kids are two weeks away from their last school bell of the year. They’re counting the days, and so am I. I should be busy buying sunscreen and swimsuits, but instead I’m planning my summer reading. Once my monsters are out, free, and wild, I won’t have the time to pile my nightstandContinue Reading

The Dinner by Herman Koch: Deconstructing a Family Course by Course

The Dinner by Herman Koch: Deconstructing a Family Course by Course

ShareTweet When our book club selected The Dinner by Herman Koch, I prepared myself for a dull read. The entire novel takes place over the course of one meal. Two couples. Three courses. One expensive restaurant. The Dinner sounded more like a play than a novel, and I wasn’t sure I was in the moodContinue Reading

Escaping through Books and My Favorite Reads of 2012

Escaping through Books and My Favorite Reads of 2012

ShareTweet With one day to spare in 2012, I’m emerging from my self-imposed social media blackout. After a terrifying few weeks, my father is breathing on his own and has been moved to a lower level of ICU care. We’re very hopeful that he’ll soon be enjoying a life with far greater mobility than he’dContinue Reading

Children of Paranoia Book Review

Children of Paranoia Book Review

ShareTweet In stark contrast to my newborn milk filled days, I’ve just finished the most exciting thriller, Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane. Like the title implies, the novel plunged me in a terrifying reality where, unbeknown to the general public, a savage war is raging. The families that are involved in the war belongContinue Reading

Throwing Myself in the Not So Guilty Pleasure of a Song of Fire and Ice Series

Throwing Myself in the Not So Guilty Pleasure of a Song of Fire and Ice Series

ShareTweet I committed a big book club sin last night, even though I was the hostess. I sat through the entire meeting, having read less than 50 pages of the month’s book, Cutting for Stone, a novel I had proposed to the group and had been eager to read. My interest hasn’t flagged, I’ve justContinue Reading

The One that I Want: a Summer Read Celebrating Female Friendships

ShareTweet A great character is one that inspires a strong reaction, and that’s just what Allison Winn Scotch does with the heroine of her latest novel, The One That I Want. I hated 32 year old Tilly Farmer with a passion for the first third of the book. Loathed her so powerfully that I wasContinue Reading

Books To Make You Dream of Paris

Books To Make You Dream of Paris

ShareTweet We’ll be heading to Paris and the Loire Valley later this summer for our annual pilgrimage to visit relatives. The time is always too short to fit in all the adventures I’d like, so I start dreaming of Paris long before packing with some beautiful memoirs and novels. Some I’m re-reading for the umpteenthContinue Reading