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  • The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

    The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club
    Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly. We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
  • Enrichment programs on Silversea's World Cruise

    Enrichment programs on Silversea's World Cruise
    Emmy Award winning former anchor of 20/20 Hugh Downs and best-selling author Bill Bryson are among the lecturers slated to host enrichment programs on select segments aboard Silversea Cruises' Silver Whisper's World Cruise in 2012. The ship will set sail...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) Immortals J. Edgar Jack and Jill Like Crazy NOTABLE TV MONDAY The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen) The Witch Doctor Will...
  • Readers and Eaters

    Readers and Eaters
    About our book club Our book club, Readers and Eaters, is 16 women brought together by our children who attended our local elementary school. We are all avid readers who also like to include treats based on the theme of the featured book. We meet in a...
  • What to read into Obama and Romney's favorite books

    Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential. But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved...
  • Green Wheels: Bill Bryson's misguided campaign against wind power

    Green Wheels: Bill Bryson's misguided campaign against wind power
    Let me say, upfront, that Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors. The American-turned-transplanted-Brit-turned-American again is without doubt one of the funniest human beings on the planet, and his every contact with the written word should be...
  • Feedback: What's your favorite book for the beach?

    Feedback:  What's your favorite book for the beach?
    "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. — Olayinka Hassan, Chicago "From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...
  • Loyola Alumni and Friends Book Group

    Loyola Alumni and Friends Book Group
    Our book club started in 1999 with a group of friends who graduated from Loyola University in the '70s. We have grown over the years to include other friends, and we now number about 15. Our meetings begin with a dinner hosted by rotating members and...
  • Between the Covers

    Between the Covers
    Our club has been meeting 10 times a year for more than 20 years. We work with our local library in Libertyville to procure our books and that month's host leads our discussion. We have been spending more time on the book discussion recently because we'...
  • The best of Word Play in 2009

    The best of Word Play in 2009
    My pick as best picture book of the year, "All the World" (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster: $17.99, ages 3-7), could easily replace the traditional holiday greeting card as a perfect expression of peace and goodwill. Liz Garton Scanlon's lilting rhymes...
  • Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival by Robert Sabbag, I'm Off Then by Hape Kerkeling, Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers

    Down Around Midnight A Memoir of Crash and Survival Robert Sabbag Viking: 216 pp., $25.95 "The things I remember," writes Robert Sabbag of the night 28 years earlier when the plane he took to Cape Cod crashed in a forest outside Hyannis, "are among...