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Book Review: Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger, Maple, and Evergreen are the three main protagonists in this book by Anchee Min.  Maple narrates the story which is a coming of age during Maoist China. 119 more words


Revisiting "Harry Potter"

The last couple of weeks during driving time I’ve had the opportunity to revisit with the first two books of Harry Potter.

The last time I read about the young wizard was at a very different time in my life.   220 more words


The Bones of Grace

This is the first book in a long time that I picked up and couldn’t put down.

I finally went back to a book group I haven’t been to in years and one of Tahmima Anam’s other books was on the syllabus but my local library didn’t have that book.   42 more words

Review: "Never A Dull Moment"

The colors for the cover of the book caught my eye.

I admit it.  The title looked interesting as well.

Why is this book called “Never A Dull Moment” besides the, uh, loosely clothed people on the cover? 179 more words


Review: The Secret Life of the American Musical by Jack Viertel

This is the book to read if you want a great introduction to Broadway and how and why musicals are written.  This book will open your eyes to a lot of things you may have never thought of before and has some interesting tidbits about the history of Broadway.   58 more words


Ladies We Don't Know

I just finished reading the book First Women by Kate Anderson Brower.

Ms. Brower begins with Jackie Kennedy and ends with Michelle Obama.  I love the way she weaves their lives in and out of each others’ stories and has quite a few amazing tidbits to tell about each one (for those of us who don’t keep up with the gossip columns). 157 more words


Early Dreams

I love finding “old” books written many years ago.  I found one of these gems tucked away in the library recently.

I found a book by Harvey Weiss titled  91 more words