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|
|No Winter Allowed! (18 titles)
By now you are probably very tired of winter. Escape the snow and sub-zero temperatures by reading a book that has no winter scenes.
|Your Best Life (13 titles)
"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim
|Notable Deaths in 2013 (21 titles)
Famous people who died in 2013, including authors, singers, actors, and astronauts.
|Humdinger Reads (46 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.
|kim b's Comments|
|Dead man walking : an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the United Stat|
by Helen Prejean
I recently heard Sister Helen Prejean speak in Minneapolis and her articulate presentation made me want to read her book. I saw the movie Dead Man Walking years ago but the book is much better. Prejean completely opposes the death penalty and she works as a spiritual advisor for Death Row inmates. She is sickened by the evil acts these prisoners committed (although she states some innocent people are mistakenly executed) but until government is perfect, capital punishment should be abolished. She also points out it is much more expensive to execute (with lawyers, trials, retrials, etc) than to sentence a prisoner to life in prison. A fascinating and thought-provoking work. posted Mar 12, 2014 at 2:05PM
|The Rosie project |
by Simsion, Graeme C.
Delightful novel; many laugh-out-loud moments as socially awkward yet endearing professor Don Tillman seeks a wife. posted Jan 15, 2014 at 10:59AM
|Everything I need to know I learned from a Little Golden Book |
by Diane E. Muldrow
If you read Little Golden Books as a child, don’t miss this charmer for adults! posted Jan 13, 2014 at 9:50AM
|The husband’s secret |
by Liane Moriarty
What a page-turner! Liane Moriarty’s writing style reminds me of Elizabeth Strout’s. The novel’s moral dilemmas make it a great book club choice. posted Dec 26, 2013 at 12:49PM
|Sister mother husband dog, etc. |
by Delia Ephron
Entertaining essays about Delia’s life. I was especially interested in her essay about her famous sister Nora. The chapter on their mother was brutally honest and sad. I also now want to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a movie that made a huge impression on Delia in her youth. posted Dec 16, 2013 at 2:22PM