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 got excited about this book because I am a bit of a history nut for Watergate and Richard Nixon. So when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. This was a very well researched book. There is an amazing amount of information and detail. The book starts with the challenges … Continue reading The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address by Joseph Rodota
So, we’re a few days after Valentine’s Day, and blog-wise I am pulling up the rear, as usual. Happy Valentine’s Day Barb! (For the record, flowers did arrive on the appointed day.) The issue of Valentine’s Day and books is a little different for me and, in fact, has me a little vexed. Here’s the … Continue reading Valentine’s Day…late as usual….
Love it or hate it, today is Valentine’s Day! I thought I would do a quick post and talk about my favourite love stories…in books. I mean, other than my love story with BJ…awwwww. Two came to mind. The first is from Me Before You. I really liked this book a lot. I feel like … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Book Loves
This is a fictionalized account of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. Hickok is a reporter and is assigned to interview Eleanor Roosevelt. They form a bond, and the story traces their friendship and relationship over the years. The book is written from Lorena’s point of view. The narrative goes back and forth … Continue reading White Houses by Amy Bloom