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Book Club Selections for 2013

January —–Ray Bradbury ——-Fahrenheit 451 February —-Richard Adams ——Watership Down March —–Daniel Mason ——-The Piano Tuner April ——-Stephen Crane ——Red Badge of Courage May ——– Ann Patchett ——-State of Wonder June ——-Jeannette Walls ——The Glass Castle July ——-Sarah Blake ———The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

He finally made it!  Inman came home!  (See previous post about Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.) Our book club met last night and we were all relieved that Inman finally walked his way, over hill and dale, braving the elements, … Continue reading

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

I’m almost in the middle of Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.  I have to finish it by next Tuesday which is Book Club. Have you read it?  It won the National Book Award—and was made into a movie, too.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Oh, everybody knows about Frankenstein.  Everybody has seen the movie Frankenstein, and knockoffs of movies about Frankenstein.  But have they read the original?  I had not.  Have you? This was the book club selection for October.  And I’m telling you … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Quiet on the Western Front

Book club met last night and there was a good discussion of this month’s selection:  All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. It was written in 1929 and was an instant success—though soon banned in Germany by … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List 2012

OK, middle of June—certainly time to plan the summer reading list—and get started! What’s on your list? I knew a long time ago that I wanted to read The Three Musketeers this summer.  And a couple of months ago my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin

This is an interesting little book and might be off the beaten track of what you’ve been reading this winter. For me, it had a sssssslightly slow start and I think it was because I was trying to analyze the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil in the White City

Book club met on Tuesday night–another rainy one!  Almost all of us were there—and what a great discussion about this month’s book!  If your club is seeking a bump in enthusiasm, I’d suggest this one in a minute. The Devil … Continue reading

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Book Club Schedule for 2012

In case you are the type of person who likes to be organized, here is the month-by-month schedule of books for 2012 for our 3rd Tuesday night meetings. January—Erik Larson                 The Devil in the White City—a two part running account … Continue reading

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

How long has it been since you read a play?  Usually read novels? Our book club selection for December is A Streetcar Named Desire.  Not your cup of tea for Christmas reading maybe, but — as it turned out it … Continue reading

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