Friday Morning Bookclub

February 24, 2010

Jeannette Walls, Author of The Glass Castle Live Tonight!

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Memoirs,The Glass Castle — susanbright @ 12:53 pm

Jeannette walls, author of one of my favorite books The Glass Castle will appear as a guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Feruson tonight! The Glass Castle is Wall’s memoir, and what an amazing life she has lead! The book opens up with Jeannette riding in a taxi in New York City on her way to a party. While stuck in traffic she  sees her  mother digging through the trash in a dumpster. Needless to say Jeannette Walls grew up in a dysfunctional family along with three siblings. Today Walls lives in New York with her husband and is  the author of a new book, Half Broke Horse. The show aires on CBS at 12:35. I think I will have to record this one to watch at a more reasonable hour!

November 4, 2009

Friday Morning Bookclub’s Favorites

Although our Book club has been meeting for close to 8 years, we have only begun rating our books the last 3 months. Everyone wants to know which books we think deserve 5 stars…or in our case 5 omelets. One of my favorites is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.   Another one of my favorites is Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. I would definitely give these two books 5 Omelets !

If you have not read The Glass Castle, you have got to watch this short video 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0XVno-0gM

If you have not read Girl With A Pearl Earring, check out Tracy Chevalier’s site

http://www.tchevalier.com/gwape/story/index.html

What do you think? What are some of your favorites?

October 13, 2009

New Book Releases October 2009

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,The Glass Castle — susanbright @ 9:36 pm

half_broke_horsesCheck out this list of new book releases. Included is Jeannette Walls new book Half Broke Horses. Jeanette Walls book The Glass Castle was a favorite among our book club. Whereas The Glass Castle was a memoir of Walls’ life, her new book tells the story of her grandmother Lily Casey Smith. Walls has appeared  on  the Today Show, CNN and PrimeTimeLive and is a former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com.

http://bestsellers.about.com/od/newupcomingreleases/ig/October-2009-New-Book-Releases/

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