| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Hoyne Book Club
Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block.
Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Carillon North Book Club
Our book club: was established 10 years ago in the Carillon North community of Grayslake. Our group is made up of men and women.
The Grayslake Area Public Library: helps us locate books from our reading list and makes them...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Some things are made to order when it comes to themes of near-universal interest: love, romance, coming of age. And yes, hard times for hope when adult life gets under way during recessionary economic times.
How rich the experience, then, for those who...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
| Nov 8, 2011
| 12:55 PM
"The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 406 pages, $28.
Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his novel "Middlesex."
In "The Marriage Plot," Madeleine Hanna, an English literature major at Brown University, is...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Our group is made up of men and women in their 50s to 80s who live in the Village Green Condominiums of Lincolnshire. Our monthly meetings last about 90 minutes, and six to 13 members attend.
Our readers include business people, homemakers and retirees...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Once again challenging the conventional wisdom that people don’t read books — or worse, that people in this golden age of YouTube and Dancing With the Stars don’t have time to read them — the Miami Book Fair International returns...
| Dec 4, 2011
When it comes to memoirs, audio books (in CD format) — especially those by celebrities — should be read by their authors. The words just don't sound the same when they're not reading, although there are exceptions to every rule....
| Dec 4, 2011
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95
A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
The Angel Esmeralda
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:38 AM
In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient — if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...