| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Noir enthusiast Denise Hamilton proves the undertow of surf culture isn't as fun, fun, fun as you’d think...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Our book club is a Facebook book club. We chat on our Facebook page throughout the year and meet three times a year for the grand finale at one of our homes.
We started with 45 people who resolved to read "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy and finish it...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:41 AM
World Book Night is coming to the U.S. in 2013 with the imprimatur of James Patterson and Ann Patchett. The bestselling authors are serving as honorary chairs for the single-day book giveaway in which half a million books will be distributed for free....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Strands and Stitches will celebrate its 20th anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The store, at 1516 S. Coast Hwy. is owned by locals Doña Harman, Lisa Triebwasser and Cindy Hartman, assisted by Willa Cather and Eileen Ross.
"Anyone who wishes us a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Our name stands for "Read, eat and discuss" or "Read, eat and dine."
We meet in a restaurant in Tinley Park rather than in members' homes.
Members bring friends, sisters, and mothers. We do not have a set group, which brings different viewpoints to...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Summer vacation is not just for getting away. It can also be educational.
The sheer size of our nation is daunting. On our vacation, a relative raised in London noted that Europeans do not sufficiently appreciate the immensity of the United States. While...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Our club has 16 members, all of whom live in Sun City Huntley and are also members of P.E.O. International (a philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women).
We are in our seventh year and meet once a month in each others'...
| Jan 23, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm 27 and have been with my boyfriend "Mike" for three years. We intend to get married down the line. However, I'm discovering that Mike has a string of female admirers in all of his friend groups — women from college, clubs, interest...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
More Than a Book Club
Our book club began almost accidentally at a Mary Kay party in 1994. Someone at the event suggested we begin one, and before we knew it we were reading "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley and meeting once a month at each other's...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:36 PM
How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...