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Friday, June 15, 2007

Reading with Robin's Summer Book List!

If you are getting ready for summer vacation (personally, I am counting the hours), then it's time to get your reading list ready! No need to pick up crappy books that you plunk down $15 bucks for and then realize the only thing that intrigued you about the book was the cover art or the title! Our very own Robin Kall, host of the popular radio show Reading with Robin (click on listen live at 7am on Saturdays), offers her summer reading list. So get your mouse clicker ready! Every book links to amazon so all you need to do is point, click and order! And...check out Robin's show this weekend when she interviews Jennifer Connelly about the Judy Blume anthology. Should be a great interview!

Late Night Talking - Leslie Schnur
Life's A Beach -Claire Cook
A Little Bit Married - Debra Borden
Posh - Lucy Jackson

The Sonnet Lover -Carol Goodman
The Next Thing On My List - Jill Smolinski
Second Chance - Jane Green (Yippee...I love any book by Jane Green!)
Dream When You're Feeling Blue - Elizabeth Berg
A Day At The Beach - Helen Schulman

Sweet Ruin -Cathi Hanauer (now out in paper)

And...Peeing in Peace! (Okay - had to give us a plug - since we are a great summer read)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

I've seen this book listed on the best-seller list for the last year and kept thinking to myself - I don't want to get this book because it'll totally be depressing and will probably be a slow moving read and who has time for that? Well, I was completely wrong! The Glass Castle is in a word, enthralling. Jeannette Walls is an incredible storyteller who shares the tale of her dysfunctional childhood upbringing and keeps you amazed with every turn of the page. I truly could not put this book down and read it on a car ride to and from Maryland this weekend!

There are moments that are completely unbelievable, painful childhood memories, and even funny stories about how Walls and her family were like travelling gypsies - every time their dad got into hot water or felt it was time to pick up stakes, they were on the road travelling to a new town. But through it all, it is truly a testament to Jeannette Walls that she was able to overcome such a rough upbringing to not only graduate from college but become an award-winning journalist. I highly recommend this book - it makes anyone who reads it open their eyes and realize how lucky they are when you see how far Jeannette Walls has come since she was a child.

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