Sunday, January 23, 2011
I also participated in The True Book Addict's "A Winter's Respite Read-A-Thon" this past week. I did better on that. I read one book, several Edith Wharton short stories, two fairy tales, and got about half way through another book.
Tuesday a smaller than usual group of the Omaha Bookworms met to discuss Outside The Ordinary World with author Dori Ostermiller (we had gotten just enough snow just late enough in the day to make the roads a bit dangerous). We always enjoy getting to pick the author's brains about the books but this time we really spent a lot of our Skype call talking with Ostermiller about a wide range of writing topics including the genesis of this book, her writing process, what she's working on know, what it's like to work with an editor. For February we're reading Jane Goodall's Harvest for Hope, recommended by one of our members who's very knowledgeable about the food we eat. It's definitely out of our usual comfort range but should generate a great discussion.
Coming up this week are reviews of Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, reviews of the three Edith Wharton stories, and another guest review from my dad. I can't wait to tell you the story behind this book! And, of course, Fairy Tale Fridays!
What are you reading this week?