Thursday, July 19, 2018

What We're Reading!

So, I know what all of my blogging friends are reading because, well, blogging. But I'm also surrounded by readers, from friends, to coworkers, to most of my family. I seem to forget to ask them, regularly, what they're reading. Starting this week, I'll begin periodically posting a new feature called "What We're Reading," as a reminder for me to ask the question and maybe introduce you to some new books.

This month the members of my book club, who may or may not have read this month's book club selection, have been busy reading other things as well. Here's what they have found interesting lately:

  • Prairie Fires: The American Dream of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser (an especially interesting choice given the recent controversy surrounding Ingalls Wilder)
  • The Knowledge by Martha Grimes 
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (are you as impressed as I am?)
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (the member reading this asks, "Has there ever been an unsatisfactory book about a bookshop?")
  • The Women's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote by Elaine Weiss (this one's new to me but definitely getting added to my wish list!)
  • Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigani
I have mentioned that my book club is chock full of smart women who read all kinds of interesting books and read across the spectrum, right?

My funniest response, when I asked the members what there were reading, was this:
"I'm reading Facebook, way too often; on page fifty."
Four days later, I got this update:
"Still reading Facebook, can't find the end..."
And now you know why we spend so much time just laughing at meetings!


  1. I think this is a fun feature. Keep it coming! And controversy over Laura Ingalls Wilder - not to diminish any controversy that is justified, but is there any time-honored author that doesn't have a controversy these days? Ha! Sorry. Sometimes I get tired of controversy. ;-)

  2. Very cool! The Woman's Hour is on my list and am looking forward to reading it soon! What a fun feature.