6 Aug, 2016

I’m Reading…

2021-01-03T17:26:31-06:00August 6th, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/6: I'm Reading...} I can never just read one book! My current bedtime reading is Yossi Klein Halevi's Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist. I loved his book Like [...]

2 Mar, 2015

On Not Reading a Book

2021-01-03T17:27:24-06:00March 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

I didn't read the book for the December meeting of the Memoir Workshop I teach at StoryStudio Chicago. If the instructor doesn't read the assigned book, that's pretty bad, right? [...]

6 May, 2014

When a Book is Done

2021-01-03T17:28:30-06:00May 6th, 2014|Tags: , |

I just finished a book I really liked, one I had been meaning to read for a while, and I'm sad it's done. That's the hallmark of a good book, [...]

6 Sep, 2012

On Having Your Own Library

2021-01-03T17:31:58-06:00September 6th, 2012|Tags: , |

When my grandparents were expelled from their hometown in Czechoslovakia after World War II, they lost their house and all their possessions, but the loss my grandfather lamented the most [...]

17 Aug, 2012

A Book Vacation

2021-01-03T17:32:00-06:00August 17th, 2012|Tags: , |

We've been dealing with a few health issues lately (everything seems OK now), and so I've slacked off blogging, but yesterday as I retired to my bathtub with the newest [...]

9 May, 2012

Book Covers Notecards

2021-01-03T17:32:25-06:00May 9th, 2012|Tags: |

I usually don't feature shopping tips on this blog, but I just ordered these book covers notecards as birthday gifts for book lover friends, and I thought I'd share this [...]

11 May, 2011

Book Readers vs. Book Owners

2021-01-03T17:33:41-06:00May 11th, 2011|Tags: , |

I loved how the CEO of Penguin, John Makinson, differentiated between book readers and book owners when asked, in Monday's article in the Wall Street Journal, whether there will be a [...]

8 Apr, 2011

Book Reviews on Amazon

2021-01-03T17:33:51-06:00April 8th, 2011|Tags: |

Danielle Ofri told my writing group back in January that those book reviews on amazon make a huge difference to a writer, not only in terms of feedback but in [...]

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