Sign Here

Making it official! Sign Here Today, November 1st, marks the start of NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. As most of you know, I’ve been working on my first novel for over four years. From an online creative writing course through Wesleyan University, to research trips to Philadelphia, Newport and Boston, to crafting/…

Play It Forward

From My Library to Yours - for Free. I started my Audible membership when I had a 1.5 hour commute both ways to work and for my husband and I to listen to books for our annual snowbird drive from NH to FL. In the past year, I've adopted another way to listen - during…

Turn the Page and Move On

Connected through a shared love of reading. This past Friday, as the dust blew across the pages of my reading Kristin Hannah’s latest and greatest, Four Winds, (review to follow) another storm brewed on the pages of Facebook. One of the reading groups I regularly follow, Book Club Girls, run by Harper Collins, announced they…

Independent Bookstores

On the Road to Finding Hidden Gems recommendations please... And, a Giveaway! Happy Indie Bookstore Day! I can't wait to travel again and visit hidden gems around the country. Tell me about your favorite indie bookstore. I'm compiling a list through an easy form (makes my super Type A organizer self happy). How will I…

Book Club Discussions

Based on Surveys Fielded September 2020 - April 2021 Opinion please... What's the best part of a memorable book club meeting? The wine served or the book discussion generated? Be honest. A glass, or two, of a good wine may get a discussion flowing, but for me, a successful meeting comes down to how many…

2020 Book Reviews: Reading

A well-read library is a well-toned mind. In a year marked by turmoil and uncertainty, I found reading sustained me to occupy my mind, body, and soul. From my favorite genre, historical fiction, to non-fiction to biographies to young adult, my reading list this year varied and held my interest to initiate thoughtful discussions. Below…