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I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin

This was the December selection of our book club.  Our meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather so I’m unsure of members’ reactions to the book. It was published in 2000 and is shelved in biography.  The title is a … Continue reading

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Book Club Schedule for 2014

The drawing end of 2013 brings thoughts of  next year and the books we’re going to read!  The book club voted on these. For December of this year, we are reading Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin.  Will review it soon. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

The book club met last night—ffull attendance!—and we nearly unanimously agreed that we didn’t like the book!  And that’s the opinion of even the members who read it! Could it be that instead of agreeing with all the people in … Continue reading

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the book club met: The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

There were mixed opinions tonight at book club about The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mark Spezi.  All agreed that it “went right along”, well, most all.  That’s the thing about a group of readers—seldom can you say … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Bulletin to book clubs!  Read something else! This book was not a hit with the group at book club meeting last night. Oh, we might have had a longer discussion about it if anyone had read it—or read past the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Book club met on Tuesday night and we discussed The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. One of our members loved the book and he read it in two nights.  It turned out that he was a rose among thorns because the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This was the book club selection for June.  You’ve read it, right? I read it a few years ago for a different book club, and was kind of hesitant to reread it.  It’s the story of a dysfunctional family and … Continue reading

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Book Review: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Have you ever wanted to live in the Amazon?  No?  Me either. But it’s sort of interesting to read about.  And talk about.  And that’s what we did at book club this week.  Most of the group agreed that it … Continue reading

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Book Club Meeting February

The book club met last night to discuss Watership Down by Richard Adams.  Members gave  wholehearted positive reviews and several vowed to finish the book! A brief biography of Richard Adams was read.  He seemed to have had a good … Continue reading

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