Author: shannon

Laughter with the LOL

Another LOL Meeting, another night of merriment and moments I'll treasure. I just adore  these women who are so much more than a group of gals I share a love of reading with: they are friends. Without fail, each time we get together, unexpected topics...

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Great, According to Good Reads

  I enjoy the goodreads site (www.goodreads.com/book/show/13227454-the-unlikely-pilgrimage-of-harold-fry). It's a great spot to hit if you want to read an array of reviews. In fact, I realize I should be contributing to said site! Why not post an LOL take on the novels we've read? I'll add...

Harold Fry: Journeying from Helpless to Hopeful

In the beginning of Harold's walk, there is hope. Embarking upon any new journey, there is trepidation, fatigue, uncertainty, but there is also excitement and aspiration. Harold can scarcely believe it himself: the quiet man who barely says boo is setting out to cross the...

When Harold Fry Begins to Walk

I chose this book. It’s my turn to host and while I have a list of titles, suggestions contributed by friends, I have this thing about just browsing and grabbing a book that grabs me. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry did just that. Of...

Ruth’s Recipes

Ruth's recipes  emerged from her gourmet kitchen piping hot and slid down so easily with cool, crisp, white wine. It could all be so intimidating except looking at this coconut shrimp recipe, I think even I might be able to pull this one off. I...

Ready for Ruth’s Recipes?

At our last LOL meeting, Ruth served up some sumptuous fare. A bit of a master in the kitchen, this Lady of Literature dished up savory stuffed mushrooms & coconut-encrusted shrimp that were as sizzling as the red hot book she selected. Thanks, Ruth, for...

Good-bye to Gone Girl

And here we have three lovely Ladies on Literature: Gail, Vikki, & Laurie @ our recent wrap-up of Gone Girl. Gone Girl...

Digital Spy’s Take on Potential Gone Girl Stars

Every time I go to blog about the LOL's latest read, run-away hit, Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, I swear I see something new online. The book is on fire and the flames growing hotter with all the movie hype. It's well known that the...

Another Great Guardian article on Gillian Flynn

Who knew that Gilllian was pronounced with a "hard" G? According to Guardian reporter, Oliver Burkeman, maybe it's fitting. Click the link below to read his most excellent article on the talented writer. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/01/gillian-flynn-bestseller-gone-girl-misogyny    ...

The Fabulous Flynn

Now nominated for the Women's Prize for fiction, Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl isn't going anywhere soon. If you loved this book, like me, you want to know more about its author; you're dying to know what makes Ms. Flynn write about, well...