Free-For-All Friday: Fun Bookish Meme

I like the idea of writing a fun Friday post, possibly one that’s interactive, or maybe one that contains random stuff or a weekly round-up (which were Friday memes that went around at some point). I did this for awhile. Maybe I’ll do a Friday-something again for awhile (but probably only for awhile because I’m no good with routines). I’ll call these… Read More Free-For-All Friday: Fun Bookish Meme

My Book Group | Enjoying Novels Versus Appreciating Them

(Loitering at World Cup Coffee today.) This morning my book group discussed Anne Enright’s The Gathering. I like my book group. We’re a feisty, fabulous fivesome, and we discuss our reading picks before veering into the usual usual. (Cosmetics — as in wearing them at all, pros, cons — was a hot topic for two minutes.) I’m the only… Read More My Book Group | Enjoying Novels Versus Appreciating Them

What’s on Your Summer Beach-Read List?

(Last time I got seriously sunburned: Panama, 2004. Second degree on my feet! Don’t be fooled by the smile; I’m in pain. –> ) Never mind Memorial Day, for me, the summer season officially kicks off when I get wind of my first beach-read recommendation list. Yesterday I received my sunny signal from NPR’s “All Things Considered.” You can read more… Read More What’s on Your Summer Beach-Read List?

Okay, So I’m an Addict and Other Tidbits

No deep thoughts today, so I’ll get my schizophrenic groove on with an interview… Mini-me: How you doing? Me: Wow, great interviewing skills. Mini-me: Just answer the question. Me: It took me all day to write four pages, one tortured paragraph at a time, and I’m sick again to boot. My throat’s at it; my lungs are congested; I… Read More Okay, So I’m an Addict and Other Tidbits