Here is some info about the latest books and blogs you may be interested in and enjoy.
www.thedianerehmshow.org/shows has the dates of previous and upcoming shows about books. This is usually aired between 11-12:00. I enjoyed listening to Margaret Atwood speak about her new book of short stories, Stone Mattress-Nine Tales, and Anjelica Huston’s Watch Me: A Memoir. Upcoming shows are with Richard Flanagan, 2014 Booker Prize winner for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. His father was a WWII Japanese prisoner of war building the Burma Road.
A few of my favorite blogs are:
www.ciaodomenica.blogspot.com. The blogger (Sunday) lives in a beautifully decorated home, travels extensively and posts lovely pictures of books and authors she enjoys. Good collection of Bloomsbury books and photos.
www.peter-pho2.com (retired in Paris) and posts beautiful and very educational photos and essays about Paris and travels.
www.robertarood.wordpress.com posts from the Maryland area. She travels to Europe, part of reading groups, former librarian and AAUW member. She posts short videos of operas, book signings, and art exhibits she has attended. Love it.
My favorite magazine, Bookmarks, has a monthly entry of book groups around the country and their recommendations:
Ten Years, 100 Books, Flint, Michigan 15 members
Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver
The Color of Water James McBride
Into the Beautiful North Luis Alberto Urea Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell
Orange County Witlits Book Group, Carlsbad, CA 16 members
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
Snowflower and the Secret Fan Lisa See
Pope Joan Donna Woolfolk Cross
Kappa Kappa Gamma, WVU graduates 14 members
Heartburn Norah Ephron
Loving Frank Nancy Horan
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak
Skeletons at the Feast Chris Bohjalian
Destiny of the Republic Candace Millard
The Master Butcher’s Singing Club Louise Erdrich
The Book Group also Carlsbad, CA 11 members
The Children’s Blizzard David Laskin
The Ghost Map: Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic Steve Johnson
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Burbary
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee will be coming out in a few months.
The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Teheran) is now available.
Hope you enjoy. Best,
“The only way to have a friend, is to be one.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
And my favorite: “The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing, the best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” Ralph Waldo Emerson