| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Jack and Jill
The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen)
The Witch Doctor Will...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:30 PM
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...
| 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'...
| 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......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...