| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers.
Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:44 PM
"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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:28 PM
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'...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:24 PM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Carillon Book Club of Plainfield. We've been a book club for 17 years, and our members are active seniors who enjoy stretching our minds and imaginations.
We meet once a month in our...
| Jan 26, 2013
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID : Richard Monahan Gender: Male Age: In my fifties Occupation: Independent contractor. Very small business owner. With an eye toward eventual retirement a friend who is an artist and I started a greeting......
| May 22, 2011
Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
| Jun 21, 2009
Down Around Midnight
A Memoir of Crash and Survival
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...
| Dec 13, 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...
| Oct 24, 2009
In 2006 a group of readers retired seniors living in Naperville’s Tabor Hills Retirement Community formed a book club, selecting "Teacher Man," by Frank McCourt, for their initial book. Since then, the group has met monthly and discussed over more...