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How to Bake a Perfect Life
How to Bake a Perfect Life A Novel by Barbara O'Neal
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal is the perfect recipe for an enjoyable read. Ramona Gallagher has weathered everything from becoming a s
Mar 2011
Mar 19, 2011
The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen, #2)
The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens is the second in the Graveyard Queen series. It’s a wonderfully creepy Southern Gothic story that follows Amelia Gray, a ...more
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May 23, 2012
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
If you've read Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland, then you've learned that this novel is set in the New York studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an ...more
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Sep 14, 2011
The Paris Wife
The discussion overall was well rounded. Plenty to talk about with this book from discussion of Hemingway's Life and Death including a discussion of A ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Aug 17, 2011
Graveminder (Graveminder, #1)
If you like quirky fiction with supernatural tones, try this book. Rebekkah Barrow spent her teenage years in the small town of Claysville, living wit ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks fans are rewarded again with a new novel that tugs on the heartstrings. This latest offering centers around a mysterious new woman in ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Mar 19, 2011
My Fellow Americans
There are almost always mixed ratings in our group - often because there is such a range of mystery/suspense styles. Readers who don't like conspiracy ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)
In the beginning, there was a strong desire to read but by the middle of the story, the momentum began to falter. Just about everyone in the group fou ...more
Dec 02, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Pretty Birds
We had a very interesting discussion about this book and all felt it lended itself well to a book discussion. The characters were all interesting and ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Nov 23, 2009
Go Tell it on the Mountain
This was starred using an average of the readers who loved it and said nice things such "Fascinating" and the readers who weren't as fond of it. One r ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Nov 23, 2009
Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska
We really liked this book but also felt that the editor could have pared down some of the descriptions. It's really hard to imagine sending your kids ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Nov 23, 2009
Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3)
Our Mystery Readers Group agreed that Jar City was a good police procedural. They enjoyed the setting and the look at the culture in Iceland, but not ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Miranda's Vines
We struggled our way through this book, finding the characters wooden & unlikeable. The author relied on stereotypes and there were many developme ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
My Losing Season: A Memoir
We just finished this one for February Books and Bites. Wow! What a tough read but we liked it. It seemed to be more of a character study than a memoi ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Nov 23, 2009
The Camel Bookmobile
Books and Bites just met this morning and had a wonderful time discussing this book. It contains great character analysis, the setting is interesting ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1)
All of the Mystery Readers group (at least the ones who attended the discussion on September 23rd)seemed to like the setting of this mystery(Venice), ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
From Here to Eternity
Although the size is daunting, the book is worth reading. Books Worth Talking About just met and had two veterans present & their comments were th ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
A Darker Shade of Crimson (Ivy League, #1)
Our group pointed out some "first-time author" problems - some action that didn't exactly line up and too many crimes going on - but for the most part ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
Presumed Innocent (Kindle County Legal Thriller, #1)
Overall, everyone agreed that this was good choice. There was a lively discussion debating the merits of the victim (& whether she truly was a vic ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
The group loved this book. It has charm and warmth due to it's Southern setting as opposed to Alice Hoffman's books set in New England but has a simil ...more
Oct 07, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Cooking & Screaming: Finding My Own Recipe for Recovery
We really were inspired by the author's way of viewing life after a traumatic medical event that changed everything for her. Kudos as well to her boyf ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Nov 17, 2010
Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States
I think the word tossed around most often to describe this book was "slacker." Even though we struggled to understand the author's haphazard approach ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
The Christmas Pearl
What's not to like? The Christmas Pearl is a charming little story about family, traditions, and the desire to remember past holidays. If you want an ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude
The concept was good but it got very overwhelming fast. It's always interesting to read how our North American culture measures up against other cultu ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
The Lady in Blue
We just met for book discussion and the general consensus was that we had a struggle to finish it. It was interesting with all of the history combined ...more
Nov 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco
It was agreed that this was a hard to follow book. There were lots of asides in each chapter so it made following the main idea hard. It probably woul ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Fascinating look into the life of Seabiscuit. The book made for a wonderful book discussion with much to ponder including a lively discussion about ho ...more
Jul 2014
May 17, 2014
The Art of Racing in the Rain
I think the majority of our book group liked this book. It was a bit sappy at times but spawned a wonderful conversation about our individual pets.
Jun 25, 2014
May 17, 2014
Lulu in Marrakech
Jun 09, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker, #1)
Dec 14, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
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