Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Still Alice” – Early onset Alzheimer’s is no joking matter

I shudder to admit how many times I have forgotten something and jokingly blamed it on “early Alzheimer’s”.  Just tonight, I tore apart my kitchen in search of lost Twins tickets I joked about it.  Lisa Genova’s debut novel, “Still Alice”, is … Continue reading

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My favorite quote about Easter from “A Prayer for Owen Meany”

Earlier, I admitted that I am a book geek.  I buy my books, keep a list and rank them.  Only 15 books have earned my “ABL top ranking” of a 5.  “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving is … Continue reading

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“Little Bee”: What would you do to save the life of a stranger?

“Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl.  Everyone would be pleased to see me coming”.  So begins the novel “Little Bee’” a dual narrative story by Chris Cleave.  Written in 2008, this novel has two first … Continue reading

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Could you survive for 47 days at sea?

Louie Zamperini, the focus of Laura Hillenbrand’s book “Unbroken: A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption”, did JUST that. AND he lived to tell about it. Louie is an interesting guy. A troubled youth he found himself through running. … Continue reading

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Best “First Book Club Book”

So, you’re starting a book club?  Great!  There are many, many tips to having a great book club:  the members, the venue, how you “operate”, etc.  but none more important than picking good books. For a book club a book … Continue reading

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I admit it, I am a nerd

I decided to start a blog, well because I admit it, I am a nerd.  I have been in one book club for over 20 years, I call this my “legacy book club”.  A year ago I started another book … Continue reading

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The Cayman Trip

Our trip to the caymans.

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