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Starting Something Fierce

Author, Carmen Aguirre In our first season the Ladies on Literature read only one non-fiction book: Open by Andre Agassi.  Now into our second season, we're reading nothing but! We started with my selection, Wild,  by Cheryl Strayed and now we're onto Cindy W's selection, Something...

17 Sep
Chicken, Red Grape & Pesto Pizza

Chicken, Red Grape, & Pesto Pizza This pizza is sooo delicious, easy to make, looks utterly impressive and--you'll never believe--is light too! Yes, indeed, the recipe (and photo) is courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine, Readers' Top-Rated Recipes (October 2011). I used to subscribe to Cooking Light  (cookinglight.com.)...

Wild is Really Wonderful…& Hopeful Too

Thank-you, Ladies on Literature! I hosted the inaugural meeting of the 2nd season at my home Wednesday night. While we were a small group of seven (half of our members were absent), we engaged in one of the most meaningful discussions we've ever experienced. And it's because...

Cheryl Strayed & Elizabeth Gilbert…Whoa-as-me but Winning Writers

Tonight we talk "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Yes, it's LOL's first meeting of our second season, chez moi! I'm so looking forward to seeing most of the Ladies on Literature and to discussing this well written memoir. Overall I enjoyed it. But like a number...

What I know for Sure about “Wild”

As the Ladies on Literature prepare to meet at my place this week to discuss our opening book, Wild, I find myself almost sad to be closing out this book--and particularly the blog--about it. Why, you ask? Is it because this book is so phenomenal I...

Cheryl Strayed: Smart Writer; Stupid Hiker?

Even in the prologue to Wild, Cheryl Strayed adopts a somewhat cavalier attitude to embarking upon an epic journey: "A woman who walks alone in the wilderness for eleven hundred miles? I'd never been anything like that before. I had nothing to lose by giving...

Wild about Wild

It's not easy making a choice for book club. Of course we all want to make a selection that will be a brilliant read, highly entertaining, and most of all, make for excellent discussion. With so many superb books out there, the choices are endless...

Getting Pregnant: More Shades of Grey than Red Hot?

Trying to get pregnant? Try picking up some erotic literature! Enough couples have reported becoming pregnant after reading mega bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, experts are predicting a "Grey" baby boom! On this week's Wed to the Med: Book may trigger baby boomlet | Bliss...

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Think you need to pick up the pace in your fitness regime? Can't keep up with your kids? Recent studies show otherwise. According to the leading medical journal, the Lancet, Canadian parents are twice as fit as their kids. Check it out on this week's Wed...

The Sea Rewards those who Wait

As Anne Morrow Lindbergh opens her lovely book, Gift from the Sea, the reader is immediately drawn into the rhythm of the ocean, the gentle sounds of the sea slapping at the shore. On a rare vacation, alone, away from her many responsibilities as wife...