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“Walkin’ On The Sun”-The Official Smash Mouth Biography

Posted by on Jun 2nd, 2015 in Book | 1 comment

“Walkin’ On The Sun”-The Official Smash Mouth Biography

I’ve got some breaking news for you! Here is the cover reveal of Walkin’ on the Sun, The Official Smash Mouth Biography written by Paul DeLisle! Read below for a tidbit from the author. Anchor Group Publishing will be releasing this book in a few weeks! “WalHello. My name is Paul DeLisle. I’m the guy who wrote this book. You’ve probably never heard of me. That’s okay. Most people wouldn’t know me from Adam. But, unless you’ve been living in a cloistered monastery for the last fifteen years, you have...

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“Find out what happened at the 12th Annual Author Event in Cheshire CT”

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2014 in Book | 2 comments

“Find out what happened at the 12th Annual Author Event in Cheshire CT”

For the last 12 years, the Cheshire Performing & Fine Arts Committee along with Friends of Artsplace, Inc. have presented an author night to promote Art Heals. Each year an author comes to speak about their writing craft and their book. The room is packed with about 200 women, who not only get to listen to the author speak and read from their novel, but also get to ask questions and have the opportunity to meet the author. This year, the featured author was Suzanne Palmieri. She is the inspiring author of four novels: The Witch of Little...

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Leaving Van Gogh- Book

Posted by on Mar 16th, 2014 in Book, Quotes | 2 comments

Leaving Van Gogh- Book

  “There I was, a haunted man, with the gay yellow books and the bells of the foxglove pressed up to the front of the picture. The angle of the flowers echoed the way my body leaned to the side of the canvas, so that they yellow books somehow held us steady. But for all the physical resemblance, what makes this portrait a marvel is not the way it captures anything specific to me. It is more than that Vincent used my features to create a portrait of world-weariness. He later told me that he had described it to Gauguin in a letter as...

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“Top Gifts for the Book Lover”

Posted by on Dec 6th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on “Top Gifts for the Book Lover”

“Top Gifts for the Book Lover”

  Book lovers are an easy group of people to buy for because there are so many products geared to readers of all ages. Here are some of the top book lover gift ideas: *The Book “The Essentials of Fabulous” by Ellen Lubin-Sherman This wonderful little paperback combines good manners, style, and humor to the realities we face in today’s world. “No one is born fabulous,” author Ellen Lubin-Sherman writes. “You have to decide to do it—to transform yourself into one of those amazing creatures that infiltrate our lives and ignite...

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A Fabulous Book- Passing by Nella Larsen

Posted by on Jun 20th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on A Fabulous Book- Passing by Nella Larsen

A Fabulous Book- Passing by Nella Larsen

Passing by Nella Larsen is a must read for everyone. It takes place during the Harlem Renaissance. Clare and Irene are childhood friends who lose touch when Clare moves away after her father dies. She is sent to live with her white aunts, who decide Clare is to be white. Clare hides her part black identity, and “passes” as a white woman who eventually marries a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, marries a black doctor, and commits herself to her race. These two women meet later in life and each become fascinated by the other’s life. A...

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BOOK – Russian Winter

Posted by on Jun 13th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on BOOK – Russian Winter

BOOK – Russian Winter

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay follows the story of Nina, a famous Russian ballerina. Nina is now living out her twilight years in Boston and has decided to sell her jewelry to benefit the Boston ballet. The book gives a glimpse into the life of artists and citizens of Russia during the Stalinist period of the 1940’s and 1950’s. It involves ballerinas, poets, love, loss and betrayal. I am a big fan of historical fiction, so I was thrilled to have read this book. I enjoyed how the book unfolded with mystery as it weaved through the...

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A Great Summer Read – To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

Posted by on Jun 6th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on A Great Summer Read – To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

A Great Summer Read – To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal is the perfect summer read novel of unforgettable characters and secrets revealed. It is a love story of what ifs. What if one had married the first love instead of the second? What if one stayed in contact with that love? What if one never moved away? Can one go back to first love? If you go back to the first love, what happens then? One of my favorite quotes from the novel is, “Adolescence is a skin we never quite shed.” Somehow, we all carry our adolescence with us, whether it was good or bad, happy...

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The Summer Reading List

Posted by on May 30th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on The Summer Reading List

The Summer Reading List

“The Summer Reading List” It is time to start thinking of the summer reading list. I usually read voraciously in the summer, so I need a good number of books sitting by, waiting to be opened. Usually my summer reading consists of a number of “beach reads” since I want to stop and jump in the water every once in a while. I also use this time to read ahead a few months on my book clubs list of reads. I have listed last years Brilliant Women’s Book Club reads for your summer reading pleasure. It contains a variety of different...

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BOOK- Girls of Tender Age

Posted by on May 9th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on BOOK- Girls of Tender Age

BOOK- Girls of Tender Age

Girls of Tender Age, by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, is a memoir set in Hartford, Connecticut during the 1950s. One will find many points of interest and historical facts about Hartford and Old Saybrook. The author does a nice job of describing life in the 1950s, with its throwback to “non-working women” and the mentality of people at that time period. She describes living in Hartford where you “eat guinea food, drink harp beer, ostracize frogs (since, as the most recent immigrants, they are at the bottom of the pecking order)” It is in this...

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Book- The Marriage Plot

Posted by on Apr 10th, 2013 in Book | Comments Off on Book- The Marriage Plot

Book- The Marriage Plot

  My book club met recently and we discussed The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. To be completely honest, none of us finished it. Actually, one member did, but she couldn’t make the meeting. I finally finished it this week. The book begins in Providence Rhode Island in the 1980s. Since I am very familiar with Providence at that time, the novelist made me feel that I was right back there on the East Side with Madeleine, Mitchell, and Leonard. The story of these three newly graduated students from Brown is told through each...

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