Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reading Between the Covers....

Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
Ellen Heltzel & Margo Hammond
US $16.95/CAN $18.50
DaCapo Press/Lifelong Books/Nov 10, 2008
Paperback/282 pgs.
ISBN: 9780738212296
ISBN-10: 0738212296

I just finished Between the Covers, the book babes' guide to a woman's reading pleasures. The entire book is one huge recommendation list, and a good one, at that. It is comprised of lists, fifty- five in all, ten books to each list. They are then further divided into sections such as "Babes We Love", "Ages &Stages", "Family & Friends" and "Babes in the World", etc..

In going through the book, I found many familiar books, ones that I have read and re-read many times over (Le Mariage/Diane Johnson, Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay/Nancy Milford and Letters to a Young Poet/Rilke, among so many others) and ones that have been added to my ever-growing 'To Read List' (The Road/Cormac McCarthy, Women's Letters: America From the Revolutionary War to the Present/Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler and Frida Kahlo: The Paintings/Hayden Herrera to name a few).

If you are looking for something to read, non-fiction or fiction, even poetry, pick up this book. You are sure to find something that strikes your interest. It also makes a great gift list for the book lovers in your circle of friends and family.

Visit the Da Capo Press site
Visit The Book Babes themselves!

Friday, December 12, 2008

After 2 months, I Checked My PO Box And Found...

After about 2 months, I finally checked my PO Box-well, I had somebody go check it for me, since I still am afflicted with the crazy pain of Sciatica and am rendered somewhat inoperable. Another story in itself.

I got the usual sludge of holiday catalogues, promotionals for various organizations and causes. But there was some pretty fun stuff in there too.

Like this really cool create-your-own pop-up book for The Girl. She says its her FAVORITE game.

And of course, the books:

How To Write Like Chekhov: Advice and Inspiration, Straight from His Own Letters and Work

Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures

The Agony and the Agony: Raising Your Teenager without Losing Your Mind (I'm not there quite yet!)

Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me: A Guide to Living with Impeccable Grace and Style

Monday, December 01, 2008

New Posts & Other Stuff

Two other posts are up at The Imperfect Blog. Turns out Black Friday was indeed dark for at least one family with the trampling death of a Wal-mart worker.

Burger King may be going with less sodium in their menu items, but that certainly doesn't entice me to grab a Whopper and fries.

Found this cool site (Literary Rejections on Display) ....on rejection letters

I'm reading Parenting, Inc. by Pamela Paul. Loving it!