Regular Contributor Amy Pence is with this season’s poetry review.   If you are a lover of poetry this one seems like it will not disappoint, but it also looks like it would be great for just the casual poetry reader and a nice change from you normal spring and summer reading! Lee Rossi is a master portraitist.  Reading his [...]

By | 2012-05-15T20:16:49+00:00 May 15th, 2012|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Regular contributor Denise Neary shares her latest discovery.  Book Clubs… this one’s for you! Until our book club won copies of Night Road by Kristin Hannah, in  a contest sponsored by the author and Bookreporter, I’d never read one of Ms. Hannah’s books. Two months later, and I am on my third….and my book club has discussed two, Night [...]

By | 2012-03-11T10:54:42+00:00 March 11th, 2012|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: The Marriage Plot

Regular Contributor Shannon Ross is back today with her take on the THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Euginedes. I’m pretty sure I’m the one who loaned her MIDDLESEX, so I’m taking credit for her wanting to read more of an author I introduced her to! This fall I was excited to learn of Jeffrey Eugenides’ most recent novel, The [...]

By | 2012-01-16T10:28:05+00:00 January 16th, 2012|Books, Reviews|0 Comments


Regular Contributor Shannon Ross is back with a review of THE WAKE OF FORGIVENESS by Bruce Machart.  I would’ve probably judged this one by its cover, so I’m glad we have Shannon to dig a little deeper! Need a post holiday book escape? Bruce Machart’s The Wake of Forgiveness tells the story of the Skala family and provides a fascinating glimpse [...]

By | 2011-12-26T11:12:02+00:00 December 26th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Audio Book Review: REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is one of those authors that I have been meaning to read for years.  When I had my Indy bookstore we stocked his books and I was always intrigued but somehow never got around to it.  Perhaps it was the size of the weighty tomes  (I’ve been waiting for an excuse to say “weighty tomes” for some [...]

By | 2011-12-12T10:58:27+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Get Your Baseball in Book Form

Regular contributor Denise Neary is back today with a book recommendation for baseball lovers who are lamenting the end of the season and the long wait until spring! Still Suffering from World Series Fever? Is there someone in your house aching with love over baseball?  What I don’t know about sports is endless—but I have a book to suggest [...]

By | 2011-11-07T21:06:24+00:00 November 7th, 2011|Books, Buzz, Reviews|0 Comments


There’s always something that draws a reader to a book… a beautiful cover, an interesting podcast (shameless self-promotion), a recommendation from a friend or a great review.  But I have to be honest, I picked up (okay downloaded) BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl because it was on sale for $2.99 on my Kindle.  In fairness, I [...]

By | 2011-10-19T14:45:13+00:00 October 19th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments


Regular contributor Shannon Ross is back with today’s review of THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY. Heidi Durrow’s Bellwether Prize Winning novel THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY encircles race, family, and tragedy in a coming-of-age novel about a bi-racial girl transplanted from Europe to Portland, OR in the early 1980s. The daughter of a Danish mother, [...]

By | 2011-10-12T10:07:33+00:00 October 12th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments


Regular contributor Denise Neary is back today with a review of a book you may have missed last year. I know I did. THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE came out in 2010 and is described by the Chicago Sun Times as “An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West.”   That [...]

By | 2011-10-06T11:23:14+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Poetry Review: COME, THIEF

Fall is here and our poetry guru and regular contributor Amy Pence is back after taking the summer off to travel.  (Lucky duck!)  This month she brings us a review of the newest work by Jane Hirshfield.   Steal Away with Jane: A Review of Come, Thief I imagine that Jane Hirshfield lives in a stone cottage overlooking a [...]

By | 2011-09-19T11:09:46+00:00 September 19th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments