Posts tagged "Book Club"

The Interestings

The Interestings
I have just finished an amazing book by Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings.  The one sentence synopsis would read “six teenagers meet at a creative arts camp, and their friendship sustains them for the next four decades.” That is grossly inadequate. The kids who huddle in a teepee at 15 declare themselves The Interestings, and set... Read more »

Alone Again, Naturally

Alone Again, Naturally
Steve is in Florida for the next 100 days, getting his endorphins balanced and avoiding the Midwestern gloom that asphyxiates him.  I am content to stay here, with my pack of Milly and Mabel to dig in with.  As I type this, they are stereo-snoring on the bed and I am rethinking my choice. My... Read more »

Printers Row

Printers Row
I am not here to bite the hand that feeds me..and truth told, the honorarium that I receive for holding forth here would not feed a ferret for a month.  The Tribune is kind to host me.  They ask little, and have taught me much about blogging.  I never presume that I am a writer.... Read more »
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Fall Reading

Last night’s Book Club marked the 7th year of reading for our group.  We have traipsed from genre to genre, high brow to low brow.  Our final selection this year took us from Chicago to Europe to spend the 1920′s with Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, in The Paris Wife.  I am an... Read more »

The New Year

First off- Steve postponed his Florida exit strategy for one week. He remains in our frozen tundra. I could choose to believe it is because he cannot bear to leave me. That is magical thinking, but I like it. In truth, I think that he was so sturdy when he rushed home last year after... Read more »

Book Club

Our Book Club, the Bookbags, met on Tuesday to discuss a fine novel by Kathryn Stockett, The Help.  She was rejected 45 times after she submitted her manuscript, but #46 worked like a charm.  The book gives a voice to a group of Mississippi maids, laboring for Junior League-ish women of the early 60′s. I was a little... Read more »
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Home Again- Chatter that does not Matter

I am home from Michigan- I have a Village Board meeting, and so I dragged Steve back with me just as the sun returned to Harbor Country. My timing is impeccable. He worked on wiring the studio for his podcast, (starting September 8th) and now he is hitting golf balls on a closed course, so... Read more »