Monday, September 17, 2012

on my bookshelf...

Although working full-time and going to school seem to afford me little time to eat healthy and exercise, I've found myself reading more thanks to my one-hour lunch break and commute time on the bus.

Last month for The Everygirl Book Club I read Diane Keaton's memoir, Then Again. Like Diane's character and talent, Then Again is no ordinary memoir. Diane intertwines her mother's life story with her own, creating a beautiful tapestry highlighted by humor, memories, failures, and triumphs.

The Receptionist's cover might lead one to believe it's a work of fiction. However, Janet Groth's tale is one composed of fact and experience. Her prose captured me from start to finish. Anyone who is captivated by writing and publishing should read this unique biography.

I'll be delving into Mary Soames' memoir, A Daughter's Tale, this week. I discovered the book in the August issue of Vogue. Soames, Winston Churchill's only surviving child, was featured as part of the magazine's annual age issue. My interest was instantly piqued. Reading will now commence.


  1. I also have more time to read thanks to commute time on the bus to and from work every day. I'm currently reading Eat, Pray Love and I just finished Pillars of the Earth (LOVED that book!). You'll have to let us know what you think of A Daughter's Tale! I'm always looking for new books to read!

    1. I'll definitely let you know what I think about A Daughter's Tale. Pillars of the Earth is on my list!

  2. Putting The Receptionist on my To Read list, it looks so good!

  3. Oo I have some new good reads to try! Thank you:)

  4. i loved Then Again. i had to drive 8 hrs one weekend (there and back) and actually listened to this book on the ipod for the drive. fantastic and lovely to hear it in diane's voice.