It is the weekend before the New Year so who can concentrate on more lists. Instead, I thought this would be fun - my answers to 10 questions that all start with "the last book I... "!
In the beginning, I started a blog on Blogger. Now, after over five years on Blogger, and after having my URL from that site marked as "spam" by Facebook and against their "Community Standards," I've decided it is time to put out the cash and start my own website for my blog. So... Here goes … Continue reading The Journey Begins Again
As noted in my recent review of Roz Morris' travel diary book Not Quite Lost: Travels without a Sense of Direction, Roz's afterward for that darling travel diary truly fascinated and more importantly, intrigued me. So I requested she write a post for this blog based on some of the things she mentioned there. Without … Continue reading Guest Author Post by Roz Morris: Out of sight, but not out of mind
Recently a friend of mine posted on Facebook a link to a Buzzfeed article "13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others." Admittedly, I am familiar with only two of the books on that list. One is the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who," which certainly fits the bill. The other, however, is Shel … Continue reading A Buzzfeed Blunder on Children’s Books
So far and yet so near…As most of my readers know, I live in Israel. Because of this, sometimes when I request advance reader copies (or ARCs) of books from sites like NetGalley, publishers sometimes decline my requests. No, this isn't antisemitism or some nasty BDS "gotcha." The reason they give is that they don't … Continue reading Should Regions for ARCs still be a thing?
Listening to Audio BooksI recently underwent a procedure on my eyelids, which meant I had to have cold or warm compresses over my eyes for hours at a time. In anticipation of this debilitating circumstance, I realized that I needed something to occupy my mind while waiting to heal. The obvious answer was audio books. … Continue reading The Sound of Reading
One of my favorite authors: Maggie O'Farrell There are very few authors I find compelling enough to want to read every one of their books. One of those few is Maggie O'Farrell. I first discovered O'Farrell's work with her fourth novel, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. This intriguing book about an elderly ex-mental patient … Continue reading My Reading of Maggie O’Farrell’s Novels
This past year has been an intense one - not because of my reading, but because of my "day job" and everyday life in general. So getting away from it all with books has been especially important for me. As I wait on a book tour to publish one of my reviews, and work on … Continue reading My 2015 Reading Statistics
Anachronisms & Inaccuracies My friend, author Rabbi Ilene Schneider recently wrote a post on her blog called "Blueberries in Hammonton in 1920? - Doubtful," which discusses researching something that seemed to her to be an historical inaccuracy from the TV show "Boardwalk Empire." Such anachronisms can ruin watching movies, TV shows and of course, reading … Continue reading Confessions of a Frustrated Reader
Seeing as I'm in between reviews, I thought I'd discuss something a little different. No, not chocolate (although I certainly could), but rather what I've discovered about eReading, and how I read eBooks these days. Anyone who read either of my early posts about print vs. eBooks will know that I'm still certain that dead … Continue reading How do you eRead?