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Friday, February 3, 2017

Book Club Savvy: A Resource Guide for Creating an Engaging and Successful Reading Group

I am super excited to announce that my e-book "Book Club Savvy: A Resource Guide for Creating an Engaging and Successful Reading Group" is now available at or

Whether you love to read or you’re simply looking for more social interaction with like-minded individuals, a book club can be an ideal platform. Reading groups provide a unique forum for readers to express their love of books, thoughts, and reactions with others. In this guide, you will discover the steps needed for forming an effective book club that is both engaging and successful.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Le livre de Paris

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." ~ Ernest Hemingway 

I only have 150 pages remaining in Edward Rutherford's massive novel Paris. I have become lost in a sea of watercolor pastels, food, fashion, art, ballet, literature...and am currently devouring all things French. I encourage readers not to be intimidated by the size of this tome. The story is an amazing interweaving of characters that spans time and history. A truly beautiful read.

What is your favorite destination read?

Happy Reading,

Monday, August 11, 2014

A book that can double as a door stop

"Paris is always a good idea."  ~ Audrey Hepburn

I just started Paris, The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd and am taking a deep breath because this book is going to require a large time commitment, capping off at 805 pages!

About the book (from From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life.

Have you read Paris or any of Rutherfurd's other books?

Happy Reading!


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