Kim B's Profile
|Display Name:||Kim B|
|About me:||I love my job as a librarian at HCL.|
|Reading Interests:||I am drawn to literary and historical fiction, memoirs, adventure, and books on spirituality. My mood and intuition usually lead me to the right book at the right time.|
|Kim B's Book Lists|
|Humdinger Reads (40 titles)
|If You Like Wally Lamb (20 titles)
She's Come Undone is one of my all-time favorite novels. The main character Dolores Price, masterfully created by Lamb, is unforgettable. You can't believe a male author totally "got" Dolores in her many moods and struggles. I am now reading (and loving) his new novel We are Water. If you are a Wally Lamb fan, you probably will enjoy the following novels that also excel in brilliant character development.
|Read a Classic and Laugh (17 titles)
These classics for children and adults all contain humor.
|I love people who make me laugh (33 titles)
"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." ~ Audrey Hepburn
|Sure Bets (45 titles)
A list for almost anyone...
|Kim B's Comments|
|This is the story of a happy marriage [sound recording] |
by Patchett, Ann.
It was pure bliss listening to Ann Patchett read her intelligent, often hilarious and wise essays. Ann reflects on her writing career, childhood observances, the long road to her second marriage, and her independent bookstore in Nashville. I really hated to see this book end. posted Dec 3, 2013 at 9:10AM
|The woman upstairs : a novel |
by Claire Messud
Nora Eldridge is single, unlikeable (at least she was to me) and yet a beautifully written, complex character. But when the book ended, I felt relief I could leave her behind. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for someone like Nora. I don’t think I will ever forget Nora and her self-centered world but I hope she leaves my mind soon. posted Nov 19, 2013 at 9:04AM
|Shadow tag |
by Louise Erdrich
This must have been a difficult book to write; it was difficult to read. As always, Louise Erdrich writes beautifully but what a sad novel. posted Oct 22, 2013 at 12:31PM
|The running dream |
by Wendelin Van Draanen
I thoroughly enjoyed the story of high school runner Jessica. Her journey to return to her beloved sport after losing her leg in a school bus accident was believable and inspirational. The added storyline of her developing friendship with Rosa made the story great. posted Oct 2, 2013 at 9:56AM
|A river runs through it and other stories |
by Norman Maclean
A beautiful piece of writing. "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." posted Sep 9, 2013 at 9:15AM