Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Chatter on Books

Feb 11, 2020

“We are different...we are one.”

Pop up at East City Books on Capitol Hill! Michael intros  the new Chatter book club. Emailers recommend and amaze. East City owner Laurie Gillman talks about what keeps her going.  Author, teacher, legal expert Jeffrey Rosen shares his relationship with RBG and her views on just...


Jan 28, 2020

“This is not living room Scrabble!”

David, Michael and Torie talk and toast Kobe. They place Super Bowl prop bets (there will be lip synching at halftime), and laugh about abandoned books. Michael Sands of Calvert Woodley joins the group for wine and cheese and his life at CW. Bordeaux rules!  Featured author...


Jan 22, 2020

“Unfinished Business”
 
The gang shares MLK Day experiences.  Kids dominate library picks. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman breaks down the Book Festival and Gaithersburg reads American Dirt by hometowner Jeanine Cummins. And Dr. Clayborne Carson shares stories, insights and passions of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jan 14, 2020

Looking up words. Michael goes all Tom Jones on college books that mattered. New year’s reading resolutions — more fiction for Torie, non-fiction for Michael and classics for David (but no Moby Dick!).  Susan Page’s incomparable reporting and unparalleled access to Barbara Bush’s diaries make The Matriarch a...


Dec 17, 2019

“Snakes in the house.”
 
Michael debriefs the President’s Cup briefly. Jeanne does Kerouac’s accidental review. The gang debates the decade’s best and worst of the decade. Erica Wright talks Tennessee, poetry and and her engrossing book Famous in Cedarville