Armchair BEA — Author Interaction

Today’s second Armchair BEA topic is Author Interaction. (The first topic was “more than words,” which I addressed as my regular Tuesday Readers’ Workouts post.) My favorite author interaction since I’ve been blogging was with Karen Karbo when she was … Continue reading →

Book Review: How to Hepburn by Karen Karbo

Book: How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great by Karen Karbo Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication date: 2007 Pages: 193 Source: Library   Summary: Katharine Hepburn changed the way the world viewed women by changing the way … Continue reading →

Sunday Salon — December 15

Good morning! Time: // 8:40 am The scene: // Snowy and sunny. Eight squirrels cavort around the oak tree in the backyard. For some reason, the acorns are more attractive under the snow than they were laying on the ground … Continue reading →

Exploring the Photographic Portrait

After we had a terrific experience at the Environmental Portrait photography workshop out at Shaw Nature Reserve, we decided to continue the theme with a class called Exploring the Photographic Portrait at the St. Louis Art Museum. This isn’t a workshop … Continue reading →

Favorite Nonfiction — Nonfiction November

Welcome to Nonfiction November, a little project hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Leslie from Regular Rumination. With weekly themes and a link-list for discussion posts (like this one) plus nonfiction book reviews, Nonfiction November promises to be a laid-back and refined celebration of … Continue reading →

Book Review: Julia Child Rules by Karen Karbo

Book: Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo Genre: Biography / Memoir / Self-Help Publisher: Skirt! an imprint of Globe Pequot Press Publication date: October, 2013 Pages: 240 Source: e-ARC from the publisher Summary: In the latest of … Continue reading →

Back to School Reading Challenge — my Sign Up Post

It would probably be a good idea to sign up for my own challenge! You can join us here: Back to School Reading Challenge and Wednesday Book Club. The idea is to read some books in August and September with the … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

Book: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: skirt! Publication date: 2009 Pages: 229 Source: Library Summary: In many ways, Coco Chanel invented the modern woman, both what we … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

I’ve been dealing with allergies and other minor medical issues. That’s been bad for my exercise and many other things, but great for my reading! Read In the last couple of weeks, I read both of the books in Marissa … Continue reading →

Book Review: How Georgia Became O’Keeffe

Book: How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living by Karen Karbo Genre: Biography / Memoir / Self Help Publisher: skirt! Publication date: 2012 Pages: 231 Source: Library Summary: How Georgia Became O’Keeffe is a small, attractive book with O’Keeffe pictures … Continue reading →