| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:06 PM
We are from the Long Grove/Buffalo Grove area, and the core group has been meeting over 30 years.
Our discussions, led by a professional reviewer, are always interesting. Providing background knowledge and steering discussion questions originate with the...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club
In January: We celebrated our 11th anniversary.
We have discussed: Nearly 80 books.
Our group: Ranges in age from 40s to 80s and includes women and men with a wide mix of careers.
We don't: Get off target...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Hoyne Book Club
Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block.
Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Carillon North Book Club
Our book club: was established 10 years ago in the Carillon North community of Grayslake. Our group is made up of men and women.
The Grayslake Area Public Library: helps us locate books from our reading list and makes them...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Some things are made to order when it comes to themes of near-universal interest: love, romance, coming of age. And yes, hard times for hope when adult life gets under way during recessionary economic times.
How rich the experience, then, for those who...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
| Nov 8, 2011
| 12:55 PM
"The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 406 pages, $28.
Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his novel "Middlesex."
In "The Marriage Plot," Madeleine Hanna, an English literature major at Brown University, is...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Our group is made up of men and women in their 50s to 80s who live in the Village Green Condominiums of Lincolnshire. Our monthly meetings last about 90 minutes, and six to 13 members attend.
Our readers include business people, homemakers and retirees...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:38 AM
In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient — if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help.