Check out my interview with the lovely Wallace from Unputdownables!

I’ve discovered quite a few “new to me” blogs over the past six months and one of those blogs is Coconut Library. Well, Coconut Library is now Unputdownables (great name, huh?) and there you’ll find reviews of books that you just cannot put down. Let’s face it, those are the ones we want to read anyway.

Wallace is taking a break from reviewing today and has posted an interview with me. She asked some really good questions too. If you get a chance, stop by and check it out. Feel free to post your opinions too because some of those topics have come up quite a bit in recent conversation.

Happy reading :)

Joshua Henkin On Reading Groups

Each month novelist and creative writing professor Joshua Henkin shares behind-the-scenes stories about his visits with book clubs — in person, over the phone and online with Reading Group Guides, an online resource for reading groups.

Click here for his December post.

Click here for his January post.

Be sure to check back each month to read the rest of the series! I think it’s wonderful that Mr. Henkin makes himself available to book clubs like this. No matter how good the writer, a reader always has questions so having him available is a definite plus!

Mr. Henkin’s latest book is Matrimony which I really enjoyed. You can read more about Mr. Henkin and Matrimony here.

Wanna Be Scared?

Right now I am in the middle of reading two books so what do I do in between reviews? Well, I look for more to read! Don’t you? I was catching-up on Book Group Buzz and came across a review for Darling Jim by Christian Moerk. It sounds really good. Click here for the review. It comes out on March 31st. I may have to add this one to my list!

And The Band Plays On…

…you know, like when you watch the Oscars and so and so goes on and on and thanks everyone, their dog and God. Eventually the music cuts them off. That is what would happen to me if I said my thanks in person so I will keep it brief here.

Jill, over at Fizzy Thoughts was kind enough to award me with this bloggy award. Thank you!

I have been told that it comes with rules though so here they are:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (Jill – Fizzy Thoughts)

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs (done)

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog (see below)

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs! (sending them now)

Since BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) I have been visiting several new blogs and I am loving the diversity. Some have me rolling on the floor laughing…others just make me think and thinking is always a good thing.

I would send this award right back to Jill as I am loving her blog too but I guess I am supposed to choose someone other than the person that sent it to me. If you have already gotten this award, just bask in the glory of it and forget the silly rules. I give you permission.

Here are my picks:

The Book Lady’s Blog

She Is Too Fond Of Books

Planet Books


Devourer Of Books

Books And Cooks

Thank you for providing me with great book selections and daily entertainment! You make my workday so much more enjoyable.

Book Blogger Appreciation Week – My Favorite Blogs

Let me just say that this has been a week of discovery. In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I have been visiting a lot of new blogs and I am so impressed with what is out there. There are just so many wonderful blogs and not enough time in the day for me to read them all. Trust me, I try!

However, I have some favorites that I visit regularly and here they are (in no particular order):

Fizzy Thoughts
– Jill is a hoot. She has a wonderful sense of humor and she always makes me laugh. She provides her readers with honest, yet thoughtful reviews and she keeps it fresh by mixing it up a bit. There is never a dull moment!

Book Club Girl
– Jennifer’s site is a wealth of information for book clubs everywhere. Her radio blog is a lot of fun and I enjoy participating in her discussions. She is probably sick of all my comments but I just keep coming back.

Books on the Brain – I just love the way Lisa’s site is structured. It’s so easy to read and she too writes reviews that are honest, yet respectful to the author. Her “In Praise of Book Groups” series was a lot of fun to be a part of.

Everyday I Write The Book Blog
– I think Gayle’s site is one of the first book blogs I visited. I LOVE her online book club and participate as much as a I can. She too, is probably tired of hearing from me but as long as her site is up…I will be around to read it.

Age 30+ A Lifetime of Books
– Heather was one of the first people to post comments on my blog. I was new at blogging and when you are new, you get so excited about those first comments! I love her site. I love the idea behind it and I love hearing stories about Kiddo.

She Is Too Fond Of Books – I am thoroughly enjoying Dawn’s site. Her “Spotlight on Bookstores” is a great series. If you have not heard of it, then be sure to check her site out. I also enjoy her reviews quite a bit.

I could go on and on but I will force myself to stop here. Since starting my blog in Feb ’08, I have made so many new blogger friends and my TBR list is completely out of control but I am enjoying every minute of it.

Thanks to all that read my blog. If you have not checked out the blogs above, please do so and thanks to Amy over at My Friend Amy for organizing BBAW. What an undertaking! Bravo!


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