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 Comments|
|A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail |
by Bryson, Bill.
What a great read! Not only hilarious in parts, it’s informative and unexpected, well-written, and reminded me sometimes of Wild by Cheryl Strayed. posted May 15, 2013 at 9:07AM
|American splendor [videorecording] |
by Pulcini, Robert.
A clever and original movie ... I forgot how good Hope Davis is in this. posted May 5, 2013 at 1:55PM
by Palacio, R. J.
A heart-warming, tender, sometimes heart-breaking, sometimes funny story about Auggie, a 5th grader with many facial deformities. I loved Auggie and his family (and Summer). posted May 2, 2013 at 6:23PM
|The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection [sound recording] |
by McCall Smith, Alexander
It’s such a treat when the new No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book comes out. I always wait for the CD because the reader Lisette Lecat is so perfect! This title is #13 in the series and one of the best. Precious Ramotswe and her associate Grace Radiphuti have a surprise visitor one day - their idol Clovis Andersen, author of their beloved textbook Principles of Private Detection. Why is Clovis Andersen in Botswana, and will he help them solve two mysteries? posted Apr 16, 2013 at 7:40PM
|Reckless : the outrageous lives of nine kick-ass women |
by Mattioni, Gloria
Fascinating book about nine amazing women. I especially loved the chapter on Julia Butterfly Hill who lived in a giant, one-thousand-year-old tree (Luna) for 738 days as an act of protest. The book includes an interesting A-Z list of How to Live a More Reckless Life. These wild women make for inspiring and entertaining reading! posted Mar 20, 2013 at 12:03PM
|Love is a canoe |
by Schrank, Ben.
Schrank’s story interested me and the premise really was original but I found the writing awkward and stilted. I finally gave up halfway through. It’s a shame because he has a good idea for a novel. posted Mar 18, 2013 at 10:36AM
|Smashed (DVD) |
by Winstead, Mary Elizabeth.
Excellent movie about a young couple who drinks too much. The wife decides she needs to get sober and the husband continues drinking. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s performance is stunning. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 2:34PM
|Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child |
by Spitz, Bob.
A delightfully written and exhaustively researched biography on Julia Child. I laughed so much during the chapters on her childhood ... what a pistol Julia was even then! The book covers her entire life (Julia kept up an amazing work schedule even into her late 80s). Upon finishing this long biography, I felt like I had lost a very close friend. If you loved her memoir My Life in France, or the movie Julie and Julia, you will absolutely devour this book. It’s just wonderful, dearie. posted Mar 4, 2013 at 10:30AM
|Audrey : the 60s |
by Wills, David
Gorgeous photographs from the 1960s of Audrey Hepburn. I enjoyed reading the accompanying quotes by Audrey, her friends, family and colleagues. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 2:50PM
|The fault in our stars |
by Green, John
It took me awhile to get into this novel but then I was glued to the story of Hazel and Augustus, two teens with cancer. Predictable plot? No, it surprises in many ways. A haunting love story that will break your heart. Favorite line: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” Another good line: "You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you.” posted Jan 6, 2013 at 9:21AM
|Kim B's Book Lists|
|Real Women in Fiction (26 titles)
Maybe you enjoyed The Paris Wife or Loving Frank... novels where the author researches a real person and writes a fictional account of her life. Lately there seems to be an increase in publication of these biographical novels. A few current titles are The Aviator's Wife and Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Enjoy entering their worlds!
|Anticipation (16 titles)
New books I cannot wait to read...
|What a Life She Had! (22 titles)
Memoirs and biographies of fascinating women.
|How to Handle Difficult People (15 titles)
Do you have a difficult person in your life? One of these books may help you deal with challenging situations.
|Chocolate Covered Fiction (13 titles)
Almost as good as the real thing...
|Are Events Random or Not? (9 titles)
Synchronicity or coincidence? You be the judge.
|What Do You Look Forward to Reading? (18 titles)
What do you plan to read soon? Let's share ideas... here are some titles I hope to read sooner rather than later.
|Twelve from '12 (12 titles)
I've read half of these and want to read the other six. Twelve great books published in 2012.
|Fictional Librarians (30 titles)
|Books Way Too Good to Miss (83 titles)
A selection of absolutely wonderful books.