November 15 -- Thursday evening

Reading An Offer He Can't Refuse, by Christie Ridgway, a romance about the daughter of a mobster making it as an interior decorator. It was recommended by her own daughter.

A favorite author--Nora Roberts, who writes romance and J.D. Robb, who is the same person, but who writes crime fiction.

Has a book ever changed her life? No, and she doesn't want one to. I have had so many changes, she said, holding a hand high above her head. I have a daughter who is twenty-nine. I don't need any more changes.