Best of 2019 – Classics

As 2019 ends (ended) and we’re 3 days into 2020, I have been busy writing to share the books the fall into the best of the year. Reading 111 books isn’t bad, but makes it somewhat of a challenge to narrow down my favorites into just one post, like I did last year. But whenContinue reading “Best of 2019 – Classics”

Choose Your Mark

What books are in this picture?  This post is less about the books and more about what I’ve used to mark favorite quotes or passages. I find it helpful to have things marked for books I will be discussing for buddy reads, readalongs or other book groups. I’d like to take a moment and discussContinue reading “Choose Your Mark”

July & August – Reads

I mentioned on Books and Tea this weekend about upcoming buddy reads so I wanted to share them here. Let me know if you’re interested in any of them. Summer by Edith Wharton For our ‘Seasons by the Book’ club, we’ve selected one of the author’s lesser known works, but controversial when examining the lifeContinue reading “July & August – Reads”

Seasons by the Book: Q&A with Martha Hall Kelly

Seasons by the Book (SBTB), our seasonal book club, has enjoyed a wonderful start with our first book, Lilac Girls; our discussion and giveaway on Instagram were just a few highlights. To conclude our spring book selection, Cate and I, are happy to share this bonus Q&A with author, Martha Hall Kelly (MHK). We areContinue reading “Seasons by the Book: Q&A with Martha Hall Kelly”

Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads

Thank you to publishers, Penguin Classics and Harper Perennial for providing books in support of this reading initiative. As a lover of the classics, there are books by or about African-American people, I’ve read and enjoyed, but still there are many I haven’t. Pictured below is one I’m currently reading and the other 2, I’mContinue reading “Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads”