Articles Archive for March 2009
Ok, who didn’t know that the second priest didn’t die of natural causes? I picked that one as soon as I heard he died, it was just a matter of who did it. And, of course I figured Patrick did it. All of his questioning the ethics of what cops can and can’t do . . . a deliberate ploy by Picoult to lead the reader to assume he’s being racked by guilt.
But it was refreshing – and necessary – for it to have been Caleb. I liked that. I hadn’t …
Out and About »
While having lunch with one of my frequent readers, she suggested that in addition to writing about books here, I also review restaurants. She knows that my husband and I love trying new spots, and while I failed to make good on the new gem she and I enjoyed that day, I thought I’d give it a try.
Friday night, Scott and I joined four others for dinner at Craft. Craft is a fairly new creation in Buckhead, led by chief/owner Tom Colicchio, co-creator of Gramercy Tavern in NY (where I’ve …
I’ve just finished Part II of Choose Your Life & it is like I’ve read two different books. Part I was very practical. Each section had a worksheet that went along with the point it was making, and very literally you put to paper your priorities and your plan for getting them back in line. I loved it.
Part II, not so much. Part II has been very philosophical, and there have even been some points I’ve disagreed with (more on that later.) Anyway, while Part II has been good, it …
Book Reviews »
I’m a little delinquent on my review for Between the Tides, but if you’ve been reading my posts, you know that while I was in the middle, I liked it. The plot even picked up pace during the last third of the book, and so, true to my feeling about the beginning, I really liked this Henry book – so far this is my favorite.
On to current reads. . .it has been a while since I’ve read a Jodi Picoult that I really liked. The last one I read – …
Book Reviews »
This post may be more questions than answers. . .
I was with a group last night & we were talking about The Reader. I left with more questions than answers. It has been a while since I read the book, and I saw the movie a month or so ago.
The movie was ok for me. If you’ve read the book, you know how short it is & so to make it a full length movie, they had to add to it. When I read the book, the climax for me …
The other day I mentioned that I was also reading two personal / professional development books. One of them is Choose Your Life by Jim Huling. I’m reading this as part of a book club with WLA – Women’s Leadership Alliance – that is professional leadership development organization at Piedmont.
When this book was announced as the next book club selection, I knew I would sign up. Just the title appeals to me. I am a huge advocate of personal responsibility and that you have and live the life you …
. . .but I didn’t think it would be this fast.
Some marketing guru has published a list of the 10 reasons why you should NOT have a blog. Infrequent postings is way up there. For a company that wants to appear “hip” and up-to-speed with social media, the obvious solution is “have a blog!” However, those who study social media see that having something that isn’t used or kept up to date is worse than having it at all.
I didn’t think I would get there this quick; so to anyone …