As you can see from Barb’s intro, reading brought us together. For what it is worth, I didn’t really like the Tom Robbins I was reading when she reached out to me. Here’s a picture of me reading when Barb and I were on vacation. For the record, I am reading Lucky Bastard by Joe Buck, which is better than you might think it would be.
We’re hoping this blog finds readers who like discussions about books. From time to time, something else might find its way in, but more or less we’re here to talk about our love of reading. I don’t have a kindergarten story like Barb, but I will tell you that my gateway drug was Matt Christopher’s books about sports. I read each one of them in the Conneaut School library, probably more than once and always when I was supposed to be asleep.
I should start this with a bit of an introduction …I’m Barb Fischer. I’ve always been an avid reader. The word on the street is that when I went with my mom to meet my kindergarten teacher for the first time I told her that I only wanted to go to school to learn to read. Then I spent another 16 years in school and got an English degree.
The way my husband and I met was online – a dating site, yes! His ‘one of the reasons you should message me’ was: if you want to know what I am reading. I took the bait and asked what he was reading – it was Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins, (if you are interested). I was reading my first and last Philip Roth book. And yadda yadda yadda….we got married!
After we got back from our honeymoon, we started a ‘reading project’ (I guess that sounds better than a two-person book club). We decided to read book that no one usually does (but says that they do). We blogged about the experience and I really enjoyed it. So we figured that a blog about books and reading in general (and other stuff too, maybe!) would be kind of cool.
I’ll be upfront: I am a Christopher Moore fan. His book Lamb is one of the funniest and most inventive books I’ve ever read. When I saw that he had a new book out, I did a happy dance. This is almost two books in one. One expects a bit of crazy and bizzaro from … Continue reading Noir by Christopher Moore
This is a story about the Blaire family. Murray Blaire invites his three grown children – Lizzie, Ruth and George – home for a visit. Each one of them have a reason for wanting to be there, or not to be there. The story flips back and forth between present day and the past. Sometimes … Continue reading Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde
I’ve probably taken the opportunity to write here on this very blog that I don’t want to hear readings when I listen to a podcast. I don’t know why I said that. I’ve listened to audiobooks and enjoyed it on occasion. So I don’t know why I didn’t want readings. One thing is that I … Continue reading Another thing I thought I didn’t like
Truthfully, I picked this one because of the cover. I know, I know. You shouldn’t do that. I mean, c’mon – Starbuck’s cup, teal background and Silicon Valley. And as usual, I didn’t really read the book summary. The story is about Sophia (duh!) and her career in Silicon Valley. She ends up working at … Continue reading Sophia of Silicon Valley by Anna Yen