Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Books, Babes, Beer, and Bagels

For our holiday get together, my First Tuesday Book Group shared finger foods and a book exchange. We also read and discussed a very moving Holocaust novel, Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum.

My 4B book group is meeting at Carla's in January to discuss this book.

Our First Tuesday Book Group will soon celebrate
our NINTH anniversary (and there were those who
said it wouldn't last!). We'll be discussing a novel
that I've long had on my stacks:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

I'm all ready for book group tomorrow night, having finished my reading of this fantastic first novel by author, Abraham Verghese. It continues to amaze me that one who is talented in a particular field (in the author's case, medicine) can broaden the scope of his/her gifts to include breathtaking writing.
So it is with Cutting for Stone, a novel set in Ethiopia and initiating the reader with the birth of twin boys to a nun. The rest of this brilliant book is the back story for just how this came about.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Annette Gordon-Reed won the National Book Award for this engaging work about the 30 year relationship...and family...that Thomas Jefferson had with Sally Hemings, enslaved on his plantation.

Dewey: the small town library cat who touched the world

I'm totally enchanted with this book...if you weren't an animal lover before reading this book, you're sure to question why you haven't welcomed a personality as charming as 'Dewey' into your life....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Book Group Christmas Party

Last Tuesday was such a relaxing and fun evening spent with book friends as we discussed our December book selection, The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle.... indulged in holiday goodies...and exchanged books with one another.

Here's the book that I drew in our exchange: