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nancybrady's picture
Jun.04.2009
The frantic reading is done.  I finished the book group's pick of Jeannette Walls'  The Glass Castle  with a few days to spare. Now I can relax and go back to Forever by Pete Hamill and Little Face by Sophie Hannah. In my opinion, The Glass Castle was a unique memoir.  I know it has been out for...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.29.2009
How does one discuss a book in 140 characters or less? I just came across an announcement of a publisher establishing a Twitter Book Club to help spread the word about its authors’ books. I’ve visited book clubs for discussions of The Wednesday Sisters in person, by phone, and even online, but...
anne-brooke's picture
Mar.24.2009
Had a really lovely time at last night’s Thorn in the Flesh book group, so thank you very much, Sue & Susanna and Co, for your very warm welcome, a great chat, fabulous food and fantastic flowers. All very much appreciated! It’s the icing on the cake of a writer’s life indeed. Meanwhile, today’...
anne-brooke's picture
Mar.16.2009
Must admit to feeling more than a little frustrated today by the failure of Maloney’s Law to get into the shortlist in the gay mystery category of the US Lambda Awards. To be honest, I did have medium-high hopes for it, especially as the novel had already been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling...
anne-brooke's picture
Dec.28.2008
A lovely lie-in today, which was great - always good to snuggle up under the duvet on a cold winter morning. In fact we were so lazy that we were only just in time to eat breakfast before we had to think about lunch. And today we decided to give ourselves a treat and go out for a pub lunch -...
anne-brooke's picture
Dec.15.2008
Miraculously the second water leak was mended last night (hurrah!) so that’s one problem in the flat solved, which leaves only the original problem of the immersion tank. And of course the mice. Sigh. So, this morning I am back at week for the last full week before Christmas, while Lord H nobly...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.17.2008
Am utterly suffused by Monday gloom today, groan. Maybe it’s the time of year. Or (more likely) probably just me. Double groaning. Am so bad today in fact that I am barely able to communicate with the outside world at all and have taken to opening my eyes wide and sighing as a means of conveying...