Wednesday, December 17, 2008


It was good to read Toby's post and to be updated with Bonnie's move.

I agree with Toby that the letters at the end of the book were extremely touching and helpful in giving a better understanding of the author's life and ultimate death.

Best wishes to you in your new apartment, Bonnie!

I have slowed down in my reading this year, but miss our discussions. The reading I've done is primarily lighter fare, but I recently enjoyed Tom Brokaw's Boom--Voices of the Sixties which was both a good way to recall my youth and catch up on the lives of some of the famous folks of that era. Amazing how much has changed since those turbulent years.

I'm trying to wrap up this year's annual Christmas cookbook. The theme this year was friends. Next year, I'm going to start a new tradition of just having each participant summarize their year. I'm also working on the family calendar. I am now up to August and will then go in and add quotes. The calendars have photos of each family member preferably taken sometime around their birthday so wind up being a nice keepsake for each year.

Hoping everyone has a nice holiday!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Toby ~ link to article about Irène Némirovsky

Hi Bonnie! I see you made it. Congrates on finishing your novel at nanowrimo!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays to you!!!

Irène Némirovsky in the woods by Ruth Scurr (Times Literary Supplement)

Someone gave this link in my "kindle" group. Would you post this link for me in your book buddies group? I have finished reading "the letters" at the end of the book, awhile ago & thought that the book, Suite Francais, was worth the price for those letters alone. It's just too bad they didn't escape to another country. However, the husband was either in denial of the current events or was not aware of what was going on.

If you like mysteries, go to Robert Robinson's ( site to read his free books, short stories online.

I read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Great book until the end. The ending sucked big time. It was so bad. The ending made no sense at all. The loose ends were not tied up. It was Oprah's Book Club selection, & I only read it because it was about dogs. 99% of the people hate this book, because of the ending. Just something to keep in mind when writing your bestseller.

All the best,


NOTE from Bonnie

All of you BBs still have the ability to post at Book Buddies (everybuddy does) and can do it yourself. That hasn't changed. It's a place you can update everybuddy about your life or what you're reading or anything you like. The names of those able to do it are listed at the bottom of the sidebar.

I'm moving!

My cat and I are moving into a gated community for seniors, and it may take me some time to get settled in. Tomorrow I'll sign the lease and start moving boxes over there each time I go. I really am looking forward to this, so be glad for me, but moving (as most of you probably know) takes time and effort. Kiki, my cat, won't be happy to have to go in the car, but maybe she'll be happy when she realizes the other cat (Sammy is my roommate's cat) won't be living in the same apartment with us. They both grew up as only-cats and resent each other. Sammy and Donna will be moving into a different apartment next week. Here's Kiki among the boxes: