Daily Archives: October 2, 2011

Gennifer Choldenko Bay Area Visit

Gennifer CholdenkoFor anyone and everyone living in the Bay Area, Gennifer Choldenko will be making the rounds in the Peninsula. If you’re as much of a fan of her work as I am, definitely try to make it to one of these events.

The author of Al Capone Does My Laundry, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, & If A Tree Falls as Lunch Period will be making the following appearances starting Monday Oct 3rd:

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period   Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko: Book Cover

  • Monday Oct 3rd – Menlo Park Public Library 7pm
  • Tuesday Oct 4th – Daly City Public Library 3:30pm
  • Tuesday Oct 4th – Redwood City Public Library 7pm
  • Thursday Oct 6th – South San Francisco Public Library 4:00pm

September Recap

September has been an oddly busy reading month for me. It didn’t feel like I read a lot, but I’ve had reviews up almost 3 days a week and reviews scheduled well into October. Yay! My goal of reading the books on my bookshelf has pretty much waned. Now I’m just reading the new books I buy and bring into the house. I guess that’s better than just letting disappear into the Bermuda Triangle that is my To Be Read Bookshelf.

Books Reviewed in September

1. French milk   2.  French women for all seasons : a year of secrets, recipes & pleasure  3.   First kill

4. The borrower : a novel 5.  Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America's soul 6.  My summer of southern discomfort

7. Earth (the audiobook) : a visitor's guide to the human race 8.  Food rules : an eater's manual 9.  La Grande Therese : The Greatest Scandal of…

10. When she woke : a novel  11. 

1. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
2. French Women for All Seasons by Mirelle Guiliano
 3. The Slayer Chronicles: First Kill by Heather Brewer
 4. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

Books Read in September but not reviewed

1. Wildwood Wildwood by Colin Meloy

2.Under the Tuscan sun : [at home in Italy] Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

3. Evil plans : having fun on the road to world domination Evil Plans by Hugh McLeod

4. Heist society Heist Society by Ally Carter

5.  L’amante Anglaise by Marguerite Duras

6. Blankets Blankets by Craig Thompson