Archive for December 2017

Sneak Peek: No Time to Blink by Dina Silver

Sneak Peek: No Time to Blink by Dina Silver
What are the lengths you will go to for love? Would you take the road less traveled? Eschew the societal norms that have shaped your existence? Move across the globe? Give up a career?  Risk your life? Fight harder than you thought you ever could? In Chicago-area author Dina Silver’s latest, No Time to Blink,... Read more »

A 2018 Reading Challenge for All Kinds of Readers

A 2018 Reading Challenge for All Kinds of Readers
It’s easy. Just pick up one book. Any book. And read. I’ve got mixed feelings about reading challenges. On one hand, I love them. (Not to be confused with actually participating in one.) When challenges work, they push book lovers to expand their boundaries into other genres, new authors and different perspectives. On the other,... Read more »

Everyone is a little Young Jane Young

Everyone is a little Young Jane Young
Or at least knows a Young Jane Young. So who is right and who is wrong and who is innocent and who is guilty when at best, moral standards, and at worst, criminal ones, are compromised? How fair is it that the Court of Public Opinion can be an unforgiving bitch? Gabrielle Zevin’s latest bestseller... Read more »
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Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
Did you pull a book lover’s name out of the Secret Santa grab bag? Someone in your family ranks reading over breathing? Here are a few last-minute gift ideas that are sure to impress: Time: Yep. Simple as that. Granted, while this gift is both free and easy to wrap, it’s also the most difficult.... Read more »

LitzyDitz: Best Books of 2017

LitzyDitz: Best Books of 2017
It’s that time of year. Everyone’s got their favorites, and in 2017, the following were mine. It’s always interesting when I get to the end of the year, and I see a pattern in my reading selections. This year, a lot of what I read was about women coming of age. In a couple of... Read more »

Short but Sweet: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Short but Sweet: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
There are pros and cons to short stories. On one hand, a book of short stories is great to have on hand when you can’t commit to a lengthy hygge-like spell in a comfy chair. Rather, you can knock off a tale or two between train stops. On the other, you risk the introduction to... Read more »
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