I’ve just spent the past six hours on the internet, reading as much book gossip as I possibly can. I’ve got a ton of book news to talk about, and hopefully, so do you. First and foremost, Miep Gies, the woman who hide my beloved Anne Frank for two years, has died at age 100. May she [...]
I’ve just spent the past six hours on the internet, reading as much book gossip as I possibly can. I’ve got a ton of book news to talk about, and hopefully, so do you.
First and foremost, Miep Gies, the woman who hide my beloved Anne Frank for two years, has died at age 100. May she and Anne have a wonderful reunion tonight. The L.A. Times has written a great article about it, and I want to thank Sandra for sending all of us the link. Please, read the article here.
Today (January 13th) Elizabeth Gilbert will be on Oprah to promote her new novel Committed. I haven’t read it yet, but I hope to soon. Ms. Gilbert previous novel is the wildly successful Eat, Pray, Love, and Julia Roberts is currently filming and playing Ms. Gilbert in the film adaptation of this book. Click on Ms. Gilbert’s name to visit her website.
I found out today that Absinthe has been recently made legal in the US. I’m shocked that Absinthe supposedly makes you hallucinate, on top of getting you drunk. Ewan McGregor’s character in Moulin Rouge saw the famous Green Fairy while drinking it during that crazy scene.
I’ve wanted to taste it ever since reading about it in high school. Some of you may know what it is already, have you ever tried it? I have to get a copy of this book The Little Green Book of Absinthe by Paul Owens. It has a cocktail guide, which is good, since I have no idea what goes well with Absinthe. I found this interesting video about the history of Absinthe if you have never heard of it.
I’m curious what people are reading these days. Every since joining Goodreads, reading has come back into my life very strongly. I think I managed to read over 50 books in 2009, up from 28 in 2008. Goodreads let’s me make lists of what books I’ve read, or want to read, which is great, because I forget what I want to read when I step into a library or bookstore. Goodreads.com is part social networking, part book nerds haven. Plus, you can get free books! Currently, I am reading the following books:
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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
This Is Not the Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness by Laura Munson
I am doing several book reviews for this blog within the next month. Since I can read a book a day and I’m recently unemployed, I hope to squeeze in a few more because even with three volunteer jobs I have too much time on my hands.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
Government Girl by Stacy Parker Aab. I’m thrilled to have spoken with her via email, because it turns out we both grew up in the same ghetto, and she made it as far as The White House. This gives me hope!
The Cougar Club by Susan McBride. She is so awesome, we both love cats, and I loved her latest book. She even sent me two more of her books as Christmas gifts – The Debs and The Debs Love, Lies and Texas Dips. Susan and I had discussed a possible book giveaway for readers in my Ghetto Girl’s book club, which took the month of December off. I’ll keep you posted.
This leads to my next question – are you readers still interested in me doing an online book club? I’m dropping my simultaneous in-home book club, since, and I quote “you live way too far away from everyone and your house is too small” [both true] and because another one of my friends has started her own book club. If you all are still interested, then I really want us to read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank for our January selection. After reading the Definitive Edition, which is a lot more controversial than the book most of us read in school, I don’t think there is a person here who wouldn’t enjoy it. I’ll have the discussion on 1/31/10. Please let me know if you are interested. You can buy the book here.Posted in 2010, Absinthe, Anne Frank, book blogs, Book Club, book reviews, books, bookworms, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Chelsea Handler, Detroit, Detroit bloggers, goodreads.com, Haven Kimmel, Michigan, Moulin Rouge, Must reads of 2010, novels, pop culture, reading, Susan McBride Tagged: Anne Tyler, book chatter, book news, Breaking news, celebrities, entertainment, Kathryn Stockett, life, news, personal, Stacy Parker Aab, Susan McBride, THOUGHTS