Books

If you are looking for amazing book recommendations from other women over 60, you've come to the right place. Find new books to read and participate in fascinating discussions.

1 day ago

5 Novels for Cold, Dreary Days

As I looked over the Oscar nominations last week, I grimaced at a couple of the movies vying for Best Picture. But, I reminded myself, we all enjoy different sorts of films. And it’s the same with books. The novel one woman raves about may not be her walking…

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5 days ago

15 Short Book Reviews for Prolific Readers

This reading binge takes me down the rabbit hole of 17th century history, European and American. I’m amazed reading European history that the colonies are mentioned as an afterthought. They were successful commercial…

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1 month ago

Twelve Favorite Books in 2022

In my reading life, I did something different this year. I kept track of all the books I read, along with comments about what I liked or disliked. Friends often ask me to recommend a book, and this method helps me remember what I read two…

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1 month ago

How to Write a Book About Your Family History

I can’t and don’t intend to tell anyone how to write a book. Every writer goes about their task in a different way, and while rules do exist – readability is key, for a start – they are also there to be broken. I had never written a book before…

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2 months ago

Keeping on with the Reading Trend

Since reading is a great pastime for women our age – and for anyone, really – here’s another list that I was able to complete and review…

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3 months ago

Six Books to Give – or Receive

And here we go! As we fly into the holiday season – and the world gets even crazier – I breathe a sigh of relief. I no longer worry about outfitting my home, from top to bottom, in festive garland and velvet bows. My twinkling outdoor lights don’t…

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3 months ago

Short Book Reviews for the Avid Reader

Have you had those days when you just can’t stop reading? It seems I’m in just such a period! Spurred by a client who writes humorous short essays, I keep finding wonderful, funny women to share. And there are lots of other women…

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3 months ago

On Regrets… A Book Review of The Midnight Library (A Library Like No Other)

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a worthwhile, thought-provoking and sometimes humorous read. Although his novel is set primarily in Bedford, England, the main character, Nora, does a form of time travel to several locations as she waffles…

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3 months ago

The Practice of Writing Product and Service Reviews

“How did we do?” How often do you see this question in your email box? In the last week, I have received emails from my optician and from a delivery service asking me to review their performance as deliverers of a service. Not to mention from…

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4 months ago

A Writer’s Musings on National Book Month

October is National Book Month and a time to focus on reading and the joy of books. It’s also a time to honor and bless our country’s favorite books and writers. As a writer myself, I’m thrilled to have this month to celebrate, and I hope that readers…

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