Archive for May 23rd, 2011

May 23rd, 2011

Welcome Armchair BEA Guests

by Gwen

My name is Gwen and I have been haunting the book blogging world for about three years now from the sunny Central Coast of California.

A majority of the books I review here are non-fiction, not only because I like them, but  I feel that they don’t get enough play in the real world or the blogging world. I also review books for a few print publications.

Going to BEA this year wasn’t really an option.  Since January  I have been undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.  Between the costs of treatment, the people-have-cooties factor, and the basic fact that I feel like gum on the bottom of a shoe, I just couldn’t go.

If you have never tried non-fiction or been scared off by some that you have read, you might want to try any book by Erik Larson. He writes narrative non-fiction that will suck you as if you have never heard the story before and don’t know what happens in the end. He humanizes his subjects in a way I have never read another author do.

Can’t wait to visit with you all this week.