Friday, January 26, 2007

New Books

In Woman's World, dated January 30, there is a section on page 6 called What to watch, read and do this week! These two new books are highlighted:

White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz. This is supposed to be a psychic/paranormal thriller with some romance thrown in the mix.

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer. This is a strange book. Apparently, the narrator of the book is the devil's top lieutenant. It is about Adolph Hitler's immediate family: his father, Alois, his mother, Klara, their relatives and his siblings. Mailer covers the period 1837 to 1903 which is the actual lifespan of Hitler's father, Alois.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Book Club Selections

Before Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie, there were Gwen Carpenter Roland and Calvin Voisin living the Simple Life in the Louisiana Swamp. For next month, we'll be discussing their story, Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana Swamp.

For March the book selection is Under Orders by Dick Francis. I'm looking forward to that one since I have not read a Dick Francis book since high school.

Friday, January 19, 2007

No more ReganBooks

After scrapping the controversial plan to publish If I Did It by O. J. Simpson's ghostwriter, parent company Harpercollins will fold the ReganBooks imprint and close the L.A. office. Read More

We meet today at 6:00PM to discuss a far more interesting book Gods in Alabama.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Book Club Meeting

We meet this Friday at 6:00PM to discuss Gods in Alabama , the first novel written by Joshilyn Jackson.

Have you seen the ads for the movie, Notes on a Scandal? That movie is based on a book I read maybe three years ago titled, What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal: A Novel by Zoe Heller. READ MORE. Excellent storyline and very topical with all these recent arrests of female sexual predators in the classroom.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Month of Nora Roberts on Lifetime

Happy New Year everyone!

The Lifetime Channel is having a month of movies based on books written by Nora Roberts. READ MORE

Make sure to watch the novel Angels Fall starring Heather Locklear come to life on the small screen on Monday, January 29. Be sure to check out Nora Roberts' website as well. You will read there that Nora won the Quill Award in 2006 for Best Romance for her novel titled Blue Smoke.

Some of you may be familiar with her other futuristic police series written under the pseudonym J. D. Robb.