Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Am So Envious



Boy! Look At All Those Books, Now Talk About Paradise
at BOOK CLUB EXPO

I wish I was able to go to San Jose, California. Chapter three,Book Club Expo was held for the third year. BOOK CLUB PARADISE!!! I kid you not. Every year for the past three years. Book Clubbers, and book lovers, and authors collide for a great weekend of fun, book salons.
The first year when it was advertised, it was a small get together. But it seems to have bloomed since last year's Expo. There were many authors I would have loved to hear, and talk about their books. I would have liked the opportunity to meet Jennifer Hart from Harper Collins.
I understand she was unable to be there because she is pregnant. That would have been the only reason that would have stopped me too. This would have been a great way to meet other bloggers, book clubbers,The founder of Bookreporter.com, Carol Fitzgerald,and Readingguide.com, and others. There are just too many too mention. Maybe someday. A bibliophile can dream can't she.
This is very different from the book festivals for example the one in NYC, and Miami. But this totally different, The salons, talk about different topics dealing with book clubs only. This is like a Book Club Convention. Well the closest to being there,at the Expo is they will have it on line soon. They air every year after the event. I reccommend for anyone to go if you live in the area. It sounds like a good ole time. If any one was able to go, if you like live me a comment on your experience there. I would love to hear about it from the prospective as a book clubber.

Life After Genius



The next blog tour, hosted by Miriam of Hatchette books is Life After Genius.
Here is the synopsis of the book provided by Mariam.
Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."

Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.
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I loved this book. It was very easy to draw you right in from the start. The writing
was not a beach read but it was not too wordy either.
I am writing a shorter review since I am in the middle of midterms.
Hopefully I will get back to it and revise it soon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My First Challenge


I am doing my first reading challenge. I don't think it will be too difficult. You have to read four books for the Jewish challenge from December to April 2009. Can't wait to start.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My First Book Giveaway

I am hosting a giveaway in conjunction with Book Club Girl's blog talk radio. The guest will be Diana Spechler, the author of Who By Fire. I will be giving away 10 copies of the book. The contest begins today and will end November 5th. That gives you enough time to read the book in preparation for blog talk radio. If you blog about my giveaway on your blog and link to my blog, Jewish rantimgs, and comment you will have three entries. But you must go to Jewish Rantings. There is a link
Visit, my blog friend Jennifer, book club girl here for information of the book Who By Fire, and information on the blog talk radio show with Diana Spechler.
The Synopsis of the book is taken from Harper Collins Website.
Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena—an incident for which Ash blames himself—caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Ash is living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, cutting himself off from his mother, Ellie, and his wild-child sister, Bits. But soon he may have to face them again; Alena's remains have finally been uncovered. Now Bits is traveling across the world in a bold and desperate attempt to bring her brother home and salvage what's left of their family.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Hotel of Bitter and Sweet

I am so excited I just recieved The Hotel of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford yesterday. The publication date is not till January.
I have heard other bloggers rave about this book. I can't wait to dig into it.
But right now I have to read Matrimony for my book club.
Thank you Jamie, for the copy. I am looking forward to reading this one very soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sara's Key

Sara's Key just went on sale in soft cover. I have been wanting to read this book for quite awhile.
Booking Mama is having a book giveaway for this book.
I just received a copy in the mail from the publisher. This will be a good one to read for the Jewish Book Challenge.

Check out my Review of Small Great Things

Check out my review of Jodi Picoult's novel, Small Great Things https://bagelsbooksandschmooze.blogspot.com/2017/08/small-great-things...