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Between the Lines: Eating My Words (with a gourmet lunch)

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: Eating My Words (with a gourmet lunch)

  I was happy to learn that Adventures by the Book was hosting author Jill McCorkle for a May reading and signing. I’ve ranted more than once about west coast book tours that bypass San Diego. Their destinations are Powell’s in Portland and Elliott Bay in Seattle—who can blame them—and if there’s time they swing […]

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Between the Lines: Eavesdropping with Literary Intentions

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: Eavesdropping with Literary Intentions

I was minding my own business—really!—sipping a cappuccino and reading the latest New Yorker at Pappalecco one morning when I became aware of three women chatting at the next table. One of them took out a book with a striking purple and green cover and passed it to the others. When I overheard words like […]

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Between the Lines: Jane Austen in San Diego

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: Jane Austen in San Diego

This year marks the 200th anniversary of “Pride and Prejudice,” and the calendar of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) lists events occurring worldwide almost every day of the year—readings and discussions, teas and banquets, plays and movies, Regency costume parties and dances, countless “Jane Days.” For San Diego Austen fans the news […]

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Between the Lines: Local Author Wins National Honor

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: Local Author Wins National Honor

“The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns,” jumped out at me from the rack of new and featured books at the Mission Hills Library branch a few weeks ago. Not only is it a terrific title, but the author, Margaret Dilloway, is a San Diego writer whom I heard read at a San Diego […]

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Between the Lines: The Future is Now

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: The Future is Now

  Warwick’s Books has done it again. Last fall they brought the author of one of my favorite contemporary novels to town (Amor Towles, “Rules of Civility”); in January they hosted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a discussion and reading from her book “My Beloved World.” Most recently, a capacity crowd at UCSD’s Mandeville […]

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Be a Part of San Diego History

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Be a Part of San Diego History

Docents and Volunteers Needed As a result of current programs and upcoming exhibitions and activities, culminating in the 2015 Centennial Celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the San Diego History Center (SDHC) is seeing a surge of renewed interest and increased attendance that it expects to grow over the next few years. Since 1928, the […]

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Between the Lines:

| February 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Between the Lines:

I Am Lubo Two years ago I enrolled in an Osher Institute class on memoir writing at SDSU. I thought the topic would be relevant to the personal essays I was writing. It turned out to be most worthwhile, with skill-building exercises and useful writing tips and resources. The instructor, Kathi Diamant, author of “Kafka’s […]

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Between the Lines: San Diegans’ Favorite Books

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I look forward to them every December—the “best” lists. My favorites are the book lists, especially in The New York Times: the top 100 of the year, then narrowed down to ten. The L.A. Times, Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazon, Barnes & Noble— everyone gets into the act, and I like to see the differences […]

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Between the Lines: Book Adventures

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: Book Adventures

Buon Appetito in Little Italy was the setting; lunch was a bowl of pasta with spicy tomatoes, mozzarella and basil—I was transported into an Italian frame of mind for our speaker, San Diego author Susan Meissner, who read, shared photographs, and talked about her newest novel, “Girl in the Glass.” The story is about Florence […]

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Between the Lines: You’ve gotta read this!

| November 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve always thought it a bit presumptuous, also risky, to recommend a book to someone unless I know their reading tastes very well. And even then, “You’ve gotta read this!” can cause discomfort. That said, here goes. In late September I went to a reading and signing at Warwick’s in La Jolla. The speaker was […]

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