Category Archives: book clubs

The Library – 5 reasons I re-joined

I read a lot and over the years have spent a small fortune buying books.  I always resisted the library because it seemed inconvenient. I will chalk this resistance up to pure laziness or perhaps just pure busy-ness.  I also … Continue reading

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College Rape – “Missoula” by Jon Krakauer

I became a bit obsessed with the topic of college rape following the gang rape allegations against several football players at the U of Minnesota.  So when my friend Amy told me she just finished the book “Missoula:  Rape and … Continue reading

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“The Song Poet, A Memoir of My Father” by Kao Kalia Yang

This book increased my compassion and raised my awareness of the difficulties faced by immigrants who come to America. I think my compassion gene runs pretty high, but this book definitely brought it up a notch. “The Song Poet” by … Continue reading

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The value of a “bad” book to a book club

I haven’t written much lately because it is my habit only to blog about books that I would highly recommend and as my title indicates I haven’t loved anything I have read recently.  But that got me to thinking that … Continue reading

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“Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok

I have a new “go to” recommendation for infrequent readers needing a book for vacation.  It’s perfect:  303 pages of pure delight about a young girl who comes to America with her mother and their struggle to find their place … Continue reading

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“The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende

Ever since I read her 1982 debut novel “The House of Spirits” I have been a fan of Isabel Allende.  She is fascinating:  born in Peru and raised in Chile she didn’t start writing until she was 40 years old … Continue reading

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“Inside the O’Briens” by Lisa Genova

I recently finished Lisa’s Genova’s fourth novel “Inside the O’Briens” which is about Huntington’s Disease (HD) and I was reminded of how much I like and admire her work.  Recall her first book, “Still Alice” which was about a young … Continue reading

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