Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Ramblings 5

This has been a somewhat hectic week with six books read so far, four reviews posted and two more to come. The weekend appears it will be just as busy with five books to read and review by Tuesday. Whew! I'm getting tired just thinking about it. Reviews will be posting soon on Jane and the Damned and Blood Persuasion, books one and two in the Immortal Jane Austen series by Janet Mullany.

I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting of the Charleston Town Center Mall Book Group this past Wednesday. The CTC Mall Book Group is co-sponsored by the Kanawha County Public Library and will meet the last Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at Panera in the mall. September's read was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The discussion was quite interesting and I loved the different perspectives gained from other readers, especially when we compared the book to the movie. If you reside in or near Charleston WV, please join us on Wednesday October 26th from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM as we discuss Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Good food, great books and companions...what more can you ask for?

In recognition of Banned Books Week (ends this Saturday, October 1st), I'll be rereading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one story that I simply enjoy reading over and over again. 

My weekend reads will also include: Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills, Girl in Shades by Allison Baggio, Seers by Heather Frost, The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian and The Third Q by Arnold Francis. Upcoming reads include: Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress, Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez and A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres. The next few weeks are going to be busy.

What are you reading or preparing to read for the weekend? 

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