Category Archives: Book Club

Book Club Loved The Invention of Wings

This wonderful dramatization of real-life events, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, sparked one of the best book club discussions our neighborhood book club has had in its short life of about a year-and-a-half. There was something in … Continue reading

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Book Club Christmas Book

Our book club chose Keeping Christmas, by Dan Walsh, thinking it would be a fun Christmasy book to discuss at our December meeting. Not! Only one of the members present at our meeting really liked the book. Everyone else said the … Continue reading

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Invention of Wings Blew Me Away

Our book club will be reading Sue Monk Kidd‘s The Invention of Wings in January for our February 2, discussion. I reserved it at the local library, and it became available far sooner than needed, so I went ahead and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Queens is Drivel, Pure Drivel

I tried, I really tried to read this book. I just couldn’t get through it. The most telling thing is that before our book club meeting, one of the members sent out an e-mail asking what we thought of the … Continue reading

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Reading The Boston Girl

Of all the books we have read in our book club, so far,  Boston Girl, by Amanda Diamant, is my favorite. It’s a must-read. Main character, Addie Baum, was a woman ahead of her time.  Here’s the link to my review:  https://grumpybookreviewer.com/book-club–books/the-boston-girl/.  … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Home of a Writer

Our book club recently discussed Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is the story of the people, time, and place in the Ocala National Forest where she wrote her award-winning books. Most of us didn’t finish the book, but … Continue reading

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Finally Published My Review of Orphan Train

Due to a health-related issue, I have not published much lately. Here, finally, is the link to my review of Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train. It was written before the book club meeting, but proofed, tweaked, and polished after the … Continue reading

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Two Novels with Indigent Children as the Focus

I just finished reading two wonderful books that have indigent children and the foster care system, as the primary focus, but there is oh, so much more.  The first, Fourth of July Creek, was recommended to me by a former classmate, … Continue reading

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February’s Book Club Book

Our neighborhood book club chose The Late, Lamented Molly Marx for our February meeting. Was it a murder? Was it an accident? It was one of those books that leaves a lot of hints about “who done it”, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dashing Through the Snow

Our book club thought this would be a great book to read during the Christmas holidays. What a disappointment. Read my review and what some members of our book club had to say by clicking right here. This one made this book … Continue reading

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