Books, How To, Readers, Reading

Lockdown Boredom? Start an Online Book Club

Coronavirus crisis putting a cramp in your regular book club meetings? Got your head stuck in a fantastic book and wish you had a few ladies to discuss it with, but social distancing says no way. Or maybe you’re sitting home bored. You’re dying to go out, but ‘Rona might be out there waiting to make you really dead. In the age of Covid-19 lockdowns, shelter-in-place, and six-feet social distancing, all our normal activities are falling by the wayside. Still, this doesn’t mean we have to lose contact with the outside world. If you’re an avid reader, why not start…

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Book Reviews, Books, Memoir, Writing

Book Review: The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

New York writer Helen Hanff has corresponded for years with Marks & Co. Booksellers on London’s 84 Charing Cross Road, and they’ve faithfully cared for all her eccentric reading needs. Having developed a touching transatlantic friendship with bookseller Frank Doel and all the good folks at Marks & Co., she’s been issued countless invitations to visit the United Kingdom. In this sequel to 84, Charing Cross Road, Hanff  takes us along on her trip of a lifetime as she explores all the places she’s dreamed of for so long. Feted by friends and admirers alike, she is dubbed the Duchess…

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Awareness Days, Books, Goodreads

April 10 Is Siblings Day

So, I got a sweet email wishing me Happy Siblings Day a couple of days ago. From one of my three sisters? Naw. They barely know what day of the week it is nevermind an awareness day. No, not a sister. Really, I have no clue whom it was from. Or why I got it today. Siblings Day is 5 days away. Damn spam is getting ridiculous. Nevertheless, it did give me a good idea for a post. Books about siblings. So I googled and found this Goodreads list of the 100 Best Siblings Books. A quick perusal shows I…

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