Category Archives: Bookclub

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Oh Ove, you grumpy old coot.  How I enjoyed reading about you. A Man Called Ove is a lovely, quiet story about a man who is not very happy.  All of his reasons life was enjoyable are gone.  But the … Continue reading

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Review – The Chaperone

The Chaperone – Review originally published at Three Crow Press by Laura Moriarty (Riverhead Books 2012) Fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks, a few years before she becomes famous as a silent screen actress, leaves Wichita for New York City with a chaperone, … Continue reading

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Review – The Violets of March

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio Embarrassment of Riches Challenge 8/50 A woman goes to heal in her childhood summer vacation spot and finds a diary from the 40’s which has a tremendous effect on the present. This is … Continue reading

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Review – The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery read for bookclub Overall – this book is not for everyone, but holy crap it grew on me, and I ended up loving it.  It makes you think, it helps open your mind … Continue reading

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Review – The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife by Paula McLean Bookclub pick – purchased It was so easy to fall into this book, like how Ernest Hemingway and Hadley fell in love.  What a time, jazz, Paris, pre, and post war…short chapters convincing you … Continue reading

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Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Source: Purchased (reading for bookclub) I really, really, really enjoyed this book (I need to buy a thesaurus don’t I?).  It was simply lovely.  It … Continue reading

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B is for Bookclub

I love belonging to a bookclub and let me tell you why. I really miss taking an English class where they make you read a book you would hardly ever choose yourself, then discuss it in class.  The differing points … Continue reading

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