The first public library in my life was the Cicero Public Library, my hometown library. A second public library played an important part in my childhood, and that is the Riverside Public Library. It was the public building closest to the hill where we went sledding (meaning it […]
Last night I started reading Patricia Cornwell’s latest release, Dust. I was home alone. I’m in the midst of moving and between houses, currently staying at my mom’s for a few weeks. I distinctly remember the last time I read a Patricia Cornwell novel at my mom’s house. […]
Readers seem to love or hate Pat Conroy. I’m a definite lover of his writing. I first read him in the early 1980s as a high schooler in Cicero, IL after joining the Marines on the delayed entry program. The Great Santini and The Lords of Disciplineintroduced me […]
FRIDAY FINDSshowcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!Click on the logo to […]
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Authors on the Altar My mom and I ventured up to the far northern suburb of Winnetka, IL last night to see one of my literary heroes, Pat Conroy. The event was hosted by The Book Stall and held at a local church. We arrived in town about […]
Stained is another strong YA novel by Cheryl Rainfield. I enjoyed her first two novels, Scars and Hunted. Her novels focus on teenaged girls who are rejected by society and struggle to find the strength within to survive and eventually to thrive. Rainfield has great compassion for […]