Friday, October 30, 2015

                      Anthony Doerr 

                        Three adjectives: 
                   Powerful, Lyrical,Vibrant                    
                    Dinner conversation with Mr. Doerr:
     "How did you manage to create the perfect balance between the book's main characters, one that enabled the reader to sympathize with both the Germans and the French during WWII?"
     At our dinner, I would serve bread pudding, canned peaches and a large pitcher of clear, cold water.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


The Enchanted April
Elizabeth Von Arnim

At the risk of seeming repetitive, 
 Enchanting, Lovely, Picturesque

My dinner conversation would include women's rights in post WWI England and the merits of an extended vacation.
 I would serve Ms. Von Arnim a full English Tea.  (Although I am certainly tempted to serve a meal featuring that  mysterious food, spaghetti.)

Monday, October 12, 2015

                     Fire in the Blood
                            Irene Nemirovsky

                             Minute Review

                           Three nouns today:
                      Love, Secrets and Denial

   Dinner conversation:  My question for Irene Nemirovsky,
"We lost you in the Holocaust.  How many stories were lost, how many wonderful books were already written in your head and heart when your life was cut short?"

At dinner I would offer bread, apples and individual mulit-layer cakes.  And of course, wine.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lady Love to Read’ s Minute Book Reviews
Are Back!!

One minute to read. 
Just three adjectives, a brief dinner conversation with the author and a culinary gift. 
Love, love, love it or the book’s a snooze…..  
Are you in?  
Let’s go! 

Eight books to review, one per day.  Today's gem is Joan Didion's 
Slouching Towards Bethlehem.
Vivid, Real,Perfect
My request during dinner with Ms. Didion, "Tell me what you really think."
At our dinner, hot coffee, black, lots of it.