Friday News Bites: Politics, Alan Rickman, Other Obits + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. I’d say “Happy Friday,” but with the way people are dying this month, it feels strange to do so. Let’s knock wood for all our favorite celebrities and take a look at other news stories from the past week.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And Now, in My Heart)

I am member of a low-pressure book club that meets maybe four to six times per year. I maybe make it three times a year, and I always enjoy it when I do. This week, we met to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, and I am so glad I read the book and attended the discussion.  Read More A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And Now, in My Heart)

We Can’t Wait For: Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic

Word of some remakes causes me to rend my garments and shake my balled fists at the sky in betrayal. Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic remake? Bring me all the box wine, the remote, and some powdered sugar doughnuts, please. Read More We Can’t Wait For: Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic

Lunchtime Poll: Books, Books, Books

As promised, the first Thursday of the month is our reading check in. While you’re enjoying your lunch hour (or couple of lunch minutes if your workplace is anything like mine), let us know what books are on your nightstand. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Books, Books, Books

Persephone Movie Club: “A League of Their Own”

Welcome back to the Persephone movie club! This week’s selection is A League of Their Own, based on the true story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. I hadn’t watched it in years and had forgotten just how good a movie it is! Read More Persephone Movie Club: “A League of Their Own”

Persephone Book Club — The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

It’s here! It’s here! It’s book club weekend!

Ok, you fabulous bookish, nerdy, wonderful folks, hop in this open thread and discuss The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I can’t wait to read what everyone has to say.

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