Morning Meanderings… Literally Literary Fumes


I feel as though I have run a literary marathon.  Things, have been quite bookish around here lately, Library conference, Author event, Teen Library meeting, first annual Friends Of The Library retreat and last nights Bookies Book Club.  All this happened within the last week.  It has been fun, do not get me wrong, but I feel a little wrung out, looking forward to a non eventful rest of the week.  My agenda is fairly open the next week out.


Last night the Bookies had a great time meeting up and discussing In Cold Blood.  We also handed out our books that we will be reading as well this month for the new Harper Collins Program “Book Club Girls”, this will be books chosen by my group and read in addition to our regular scheduled read.  Our first book through Harper is:


Super excited about this book!  There is also a box of swag coming that I am excited to see what it is!  🙂

Our book clubs pick for November will be :


Looks like a good one and the perfect time of year for some Historical Fiction!

Well, off to get ready for my day.  Hope your warm and enjoying fall colors wherever you are!

20 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Literally Literary Fumes

  1. I listened to ‘The Aviator’s Wife’ a few months ago and I thought it was okay. I’m not a big fan of the ‘literary wives’ trend that’s been going around and I felt this was written in much the same style. I think Charles was well portrayed and I found Anne’s life interesting and well researched. I liked what Benjamin did with the end of this book (which I won’t spoil!) and it made me Google the facts after I finished it. I hope your group enjoys the discussion! There’s a lot to talk about.

    1. I have not read many of the literary wives books, but as you said – there are a lot of them. I am curious about Lindbergh and as we have the museum close to us by his child hood home in little Falls Minnesota it seems like a good fit for us 🙂

  2. Sheila, this all sounds good. Maybe ’cause it’s ALL book-related 😀 Question: does Harper pick the book or can you request? Just curious. I’m not starting a book club! lol

  3. I had the pleasure of seeing Wiley Cash on his book tour for this novel. It was a good read, although I liked his first book “A Land More Kind Than Home” even more!

    1. It was a Harper Collins contest back in April or May for Book Clubs to sign up and they would choose six for this first session of six months. I think they will pick 6 new groups after that so keep watching! 🙂 This is our first month. be sure you are following Book Club Girl on Facebook. She works at Harper Collins.

  4. Sheila: When I saw the 2 books in your near future, I couldn’t help but be excited for you and your group. I’m a huge fan of Melanie Benjamin and Wiley Cash–and the books you’ve pictured above are two of my all-time favorites! Have a wonderful time living with both… Cheers! BCC

  5. I enjoyed This Dark Road to Mercy…and I’ve been wanting to read The Aviator’s Wife, ever since I read Melanie Benjamin’s book Alice I Have Been.

    Bookish weeks are the best, IMO.

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