Monthly Archives August 2017

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A few months back I attended a presentation with friends at a local library.  Several large publishing houses had sales staff in to give presentations on new books being released. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was a book they talked about and recommended, especially if you had read Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman and loved it. Eleanor is Gail Honeyman’s first novel.  She wrote the book while working full time, which I find surprising as the book is so well written. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, but she isn’t.
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The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B White

Summer is slipping away and will soon be a distant memory.  I hope you all will have great memories of adventures, vacations and lazy days this summer. I think I told you all that one of my reading goals this year was to go back and re-read a classic book that was a favorite when I was a kid.  I thought it would be fun to see if the book still held the same magic it did years ago and would I finish and still love it?  Would it hold the same message or would I see something different this
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Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers by Janie Dempsey Watts

Hi, How is your summer reading coming along?  I got an email the other day from Goodreads to let me know that I am behind on meeting my 2017 reading goal.  I haven’t done as much reading as I had planned this summer, too many other activities to distract me.  So when my paperback copy of Mothers, Sons, Beloveds and Other Strangers arrived from the author, it was perfect for my summer reading.  The book is filled with short stories and each one can be read over a cup of tea or coffee. Knowing your summer is busy too, I
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