Reach and Read: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller Why yes it is! Who knew? Another, albeit non-fiction this time, in the run of foodie books. Tom shares more detail and depth about olive oil than you might have ever thought possible. Not quite as scandalous as say, blood diamonds (Yikes!), […]

Read More

Reach & Read: I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.” Do you know who, in addition to Hilary Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Tyra Banks, Jane Goodall and Condoleezza Rice were named Women of […]

Read More

Reach & Read: Skinny B*tch

Skinny B*tch – R. Freedman and K. Barnouin Up front I must warn you this is at least rated PG-13 bordering on R (eyes of the beholder) and while I listened to the audiobook version, it would prooobably not be a good one to tune up in the car….. While there were quite a few […]

Read More

Reach & Read: Cutting for Stone with bonus nun thoughts

Cutting for Stone: Abraham Varghese On the bus the other day I saw a lady reading this book and I was nearly overcome by the urge to talk with her about it. Was she completely drawn in to the setting, the colors, the smells? Ponder what her life as a novel would read as? Feel […]

Read More

Reach & Read: The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris – David Lebovitz There is a theme of late with books I am selecting: food. Not all have yet been posted but I am finding a strange attraction to audiobooks about food being read to me. Who would have thought listening to recipes and gory food details would be so […]

Read More

Reach & Read: Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses – Jeanette Walls Walls delivers many answers to disbeliefs conjured up during the unbelievable but true story line in The Glass Castle.  How can Jeannette be so resilient? Under what circumstances did her parents meet?  I always love a back story and this is no exception. Definitely more action packed than the […]

Read More