Archive for May 2015

What Tomorrow Brings

There’s always tomorrow. It’s one of the few constants we’re promised in theory, but never guaranteed. My blogging group was asked, this month, to spend an hour thinking about our tomorrows. So—assuming the universe’s good graces allow me to wake from a fitful slumber (This is what watching hockey will do to you), I’ve got... Read more »

Summer Book Review: A Little Life

Summer Book Review: A Little Life
Need a book you can dive into for days and not come up for air? Go get yourself a copy of “A Little Life,” by Hanya Yanagihara. I may owe my library the cost of the book in late fees, but it was worth it. This epic, 700+ page novel asks readers to join the... Read more »

5 books for summer beach bags

5 books for summer beach bags
Well, sure. Right after we finish our winter reading list, right? Summer is traditionally a great time to hit the books—fiction, nonfiction, memoir … here are five suggestions that’ll have you at the top of your “Oh, I already read that and found it absolutely sublime” game at your next wine-oh-I-mean-book-club: Finders Keepers (Stephen King)... Read more »
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Book Review: Lucid by Jay Bonansinga

Book Review: Lucid by Jay Bonansinga
Never dare a book lover to read a book in a day. Especially a good book. Asked by a media outlet to interview Walking Dead author Jay Bonansinga, the longtime Evanston resident was kind enough to send his latest, Lucid, to read in the two days prior to our interview. And that I did, in... Read more »

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Everyone has a favorite bookstore—the one you go to because you know your way around the stacks, you trust the staff’s opinion, there’s always a great selection and maybe even a good cup of java. Bestselling author Lee Child summed the value of a good local bookstore up very nicely: “Because... Read more »