Free Friday Recommendations: A Day Trip and Some Current Reads


So far I’ve managed to keep up with some pleasure reading when I’m not doing assignments for some of the classes I’m taking.  Especially nice was taking a road trip over Labor Day weekend to ride along in the cart while my husband golfed at Elephant Rocks in Williams.  Golf cart riding and reading is among my favorite things to do –  for four hours, I caught up on the latest download and glanced occasionally to see how close the white ball came to the hole.  Perfect day.

Here are a few on my Nook right now:  Then Again by Diane Keaton was  a really unique memoir.  Keaton uncovered bits of her mom’s diary and wrote a joint memoir of their life from both perspectives.  Bloom; Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Kelle Hampton – so far wonderful, poignant reading by the author who tells the story of her life with a Down syndrome child.  So well written.  On tap after this one is Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice.  I’ll fill ya in.Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

I’m happy to report that Today’s Free Friday Download from Barnes and Noble for the Nook is a memoir!  That doesn’t happen very often.  And, it features Jane Austen — doesn’t get any better than that!

In today’s Free Fridays selection, All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith, the author injects a spirit of adventure into her book club quest—traveling across Latin America with a suitcase full of Jane Austen’s oeuvre, stopping along the way to set up local book clubs to spread the gospel of Jane.

Across the continent, Smith shares her love of Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice with taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians—and in turn sees her favorite books in a whole new way.

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