book recommendation

Is listening to audiobooks cheating?

I didn’t always listen to audiobooks.  I’m very much a visual person, who needs a map in my hand.  When it comes to books, I like to hold them.  I like being able to skip back and forth when I’m confused.  I even like being able to read the ending before I reach it, so that I can focus on the process rather than worry about how it ends.  Bottom [...]

By |2018-01-25T14:32:02+00:002017|Blog|11 Comments

BD read these books, too!

Last week was for audio, but here are three books I recently read in the flesh, as so many of you choose to do as well. Audio or print, the stories remain the same. If something in one of these books appeals to you and you're an audiobook person, by all means, listen. First, The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman. I have loved Alice Hoffman's books for years, and [...]

By |2015-10-20T05:00:33+00:002015|Blog|0 Comments

Audiobook recommendations

I'm new to listening.  It's only recently that I've begun to intersperse eye-reading with ear-reading.  And it's taken discipline, keeping my mind on every spoken word, rather then letting it wander, as sometimes happens with a book.  But for those times when you can't be glued to the physical page – like when you're driving or working out – listening to audiobooks is really pretty cool. I guess I can [...]

By |2015-10-07T17:00:14+00:002015|Blog|3 Comments

To what are we most committed?

Commitments is my 42nd child – but every single child of mine is special to me. Their birthdays are cause for celebration, which is what I'm doing today. I'm celebrating the birth of Commitments as an eBook. It's about time! Commitments was first published in 1988 and has been issued in every other format but digital. Why? For one thing, because eBooks didn't exist in 1988, when "electronic rights" weren't [...]

By |2015-09-08T05:00:11+00:002015|Blog|4 Comments

My Recent Reading, Part 2

Eclectic. That's how I'd describe my reading so far this summer. If you read Part 1 of "My Recent Reading," you’ll know that by early July, I had finished reading a light-hearted summer novel, a memoir, and the new Harper Lee. This next batch of book reviews include an adventure novel, a magical YA novel, an audiobook, and a book about Huntington's Disease. Here goes. Several years ago, I read [...]

By |2015-08-16T05:00:26+00:002015|Blog|8 Comments

My Recent Reading, Part I

There are many things on my to-blog-about list, like multi-tasking, cat videos, and food expiration dates. But you read my blogs because you read my books, and right now, in the thick of the summer reading season, I need to blog about books – specifically the ones I've read. Summer is a great reading time for me. Last weekend being a quiet one, no guests, just DH and me, I [...]

By |2015-08-07T05:00:22+00:002015|Blog|4 Comments

Good reading

There's reading. And then there's READING. The first is a solitary endeavor from start to finish, done on the subway, or curled up in a chair, or in bed. The second adds a step at the end: discussing a book with someone else who has read it. That person may be a single individual. It may be a group of women in a nail shop. It may be a formal [...]

By |2015-07-08T07:00:28+00:002015|Blog|4 Comments

Mockingbirds

Just finished my next book! I’ve been working on this baby for more than a year, and that doesn't count the months before I started the actual writing, when I focused on research. This book – no title yet – demanded a lot of research. I had to learn about the tools a carpenter would keep in her truck, the type of projects she would do, which ones she would [...]

By |2014-08-06T05:00:22+00:002014|Blog|10 Comments

On sale now! What do I feel?

For starters, I feel like it’s about time!  I finished writing Sweet Salt Air a year ago, and though my publisher needed these months to publish the book well – and they have! – I feel like you all have waited forever.  On one hand, I want you hungry, so that you’ll race out and buy the book on the very first day it goes on sale.  On the other [...]

By |2013-06-17T21:00:55+00:002013|Blog|8 Comments

Two more book recommendations

What kinds of books do you like?  Do you switch between genres or stick to one?   Me, I usually avoid non-fiction.  Since I read the newspaper daily, I don’t want more of the same in my free time.  Likewise blood and gore; the real world has plenty.  No, fiction is definitely my thing, but, within that, I’m eclectic.  I’ll read anything that’s highly recommended and well written, though recommended or [...]

By |2013-02-07T06:15:39+00:002013|Blog|3 Comments