Let’s Start Reading Together: “The Nest”

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Happy New Year!

The votes are in and The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, has been chosen as the book we want to read to kick off the FOForum For Books. The novel received 54 of the 190 votes cast, or 28 percent. Here’s the synopsis:

“The irresistible story of a New York family whose four adult siblings are still struggling to grow up (as they await a watershed inheritance that may never materialize), The Nest is filled with humor, warmth, and dishy behind-the-scenes gossip on the machinations of the publishing world, a trifecta that makes it nearly impossible to put down. An insightful, beautifully drawn portrait of a family on the brink of crisis, The Nest also perfectly captures the legendary (if sometimes elusive) charm of New York City.”– Barnes & Noble Reads

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Women Love To Do THIS With Other Women

My two younger sisters are voracious readers, like my mom and dad were, but alas, I am not.

I attribute this to the fact that my dad made me look up every unfamiliar word when I was in grade school. It was an exasperating exercise, since I didn’t know lots of words. I paid more attention to learning definitions than to the content of what I was reading. Now I have a fine vocabulary, but reading isn’t “my thing.” (more…)