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.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for recommending this book. I love to read because it allows me to get away from all the crazyness of my day. Reading is part of my routine, and I have been trying to find a new book lately. Thanks.

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