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August 20, 2009

Book Club Fall 2009

Here are the books for the next three months (and December will be the book exchange party)

16th September - at Susan's - The Outlander by Gil Adamson
21st October - at Roberta's - The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz - also in MNCAT under briefer title Long Walk -

18th November
at Anne's - The Shack by William P. Young or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Other Suggestions:

The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single by Heather Mcelhatton
Run by Ann Patchett

The Road From Coorain by Jill Kerr Conway
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria by Justin Pollard

Something by A. J. Jacobs:
--The Year of Living Biblically
--The Know-it-all
--The Guinea
Pig Diaries

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Anything by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and others)
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Posted by s-gang at 10:24 AM

August 16, 2009


Another book I want to read! I watched the movie on DVD today and was fascinated by the story, the scenes, the characters and the way the story is constructed. It's so well done; I look forward to reading

Ian McEwan's Atonement

Posted by s-gang at 3:49 PM

August 8, 2009

Kind friend

Here's a thank you shout out to a friend who is unfailingly supportive and nonjudgmental! You made my day...

Posted by s-gang at 3:04 PM

August 5, 2009

August book club choice

For all of you avid book club blog readers (and lurkers):

August is at Roberta's and we're reading:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Posted by s-gang at 3:32 PM

Books I Want to Read

The Craftsman (Paperback) by Prof. Richard Sennett

This one sounds dry but the Amazon preview doesn't come across that way. I'm a librarian but also an amateur artist and love to work with my hands. I like to do hand building in clay the best. To have someone from academe finding value in working with one's hands is relatively rare, So right now this book is at the top of my list.

And along the same lines,
Crawford, Matthew B. : Shop class as soulcraft : an inquiry into the value of work / New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Recommended by a friend and I'm curious to find out why she liked this so much.

The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Because I love to read about women in the west at the turn of the century. And some of my family members live in Montana, where some of the story takes place.

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Posted by s-gang at 3:06 PM