Friday Morning Bookclub

December 16, 2011


Filed under: Give Aways,Kristin Hannah,Night Road,What is next?? — susanbright @ 10:27 am


We would love you to read along with us and in order to encourage you to do so, we are giving away 6 copies of this month’s book Night Road! To enter just tell us your home city and state and what book you are recommending these days. It is that easy! Winners will be notified by email.



  1. Our book club in Aurora, IL just finished reading Finding Nouf: A Novel. We enjoyed the book and learned a great deal about the culture.

    Comment by Janet — December 16, 2011 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  2. Hi Janet! I too enjoyed reading Finding Nouf and learning about life in Saudi Arabia..The fact that the author Zoe Ferraris married a Saudi man and lived there for close to a year made it that much more interesting. Thanks for entering our giveaway!

    Comment by susanbright — December 16, 2011 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  3. Our book club in Knoxville, Tennessee read “Please Look after Mom” by Kyung-Sook Shin last month a wonderful reminder of our mothers who do so much for us and needs to be loved and recognized while they are still with us. Next month we will discuss “In the Face of Evil” by Tema N. Merback a recounted story about her mother’s life lived through the Holocaust.

    Comment by juliennelw — December 16, 2011 @ 11:50 am | Reply

    • Hi Julienne, I am not familiar with either of these books, but will check them out!Thank you for entering our giveaway!

      Comment by susanbright — December 16, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

      • Yes, already recieved my copy and will start on it after New Year’s am having company this weekend. Thank You!

        Comment by juliennelw — December 30, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  4. I finished Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. She has amazing strength to have survived her childhood. I then read Half Broke Horse and understand where she got her courage and strength. Very good books.

    Comment by Sue Czyz — December 16, 2011 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    • Hi Sue, The Glass Castle is a Friday Morning Bookclub favorite! I still have not read Half Broke Horses, but will definitely get to it one of these days!

      Comment by susanbright — December 16, 2011 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  5. The Dovekeepers by Alice hoffman
    Our bookclub is presently reading The Dovekeepers. A story of sacrifice, endurance and survival.

    Comment by Sharon Schwartz — December 16, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

    • Hi Sharon, I have heard so much about The Dovekeepers. I will definitely put it on my to read list. Thank you for entering our giveaway as well as for your book recommendation!

      Comment by susanbright — December 17, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  6. Our book club is reading Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell which explores the beginnings of the relationship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Dodge City. This is quite a fascinating historical fiction involving Dr. John Henry Holliday (Doc) who, at the ripe age of 22 with a degree in Surgical Dentistry faces the prospect of having to leave his beloved Atlanta aristocratic environment for the (wild) West which might extend his life with Tuberculosis. The book is so much more than gambling and roughnecks, as Doc is incredibly well-spoken and provides a richness to counter this rather primitive new city. The Earp brothers fill in with an odd assortment of characters. Quite an absorbing tale…

    Comment by Helen Vigil — December 16, 2011 @ 11:54 pm | Reply

    • Hi Helen, Doc sounds fascinating. Do you think it would be a good book for our couples meeting when our husbands also read the book and join in our discussion? Thanks for entering our giveaway and blogging with us!

      Comment by susanbright — December 17, 2011 @ 9:44 am | Reply

      • I’m SURE the husbands would love it also! My daughter recommended looking into Netflix to find Tombstone and a few other movies that depict various aspects from the book.

        Forgot to mention that I’m from Lakewood, CA!

        Comment by Helen Vigil — December 17, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  7. I just wanted to give everyone a warning, when you start reading Night Road have a box of Kleenex nearby!!! I’m giving it a 4 kleenex rating.

    Comment by Audrey — December 27, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply

  8. Suggesting..The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

    Comment by Judie Davis — December 28, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  9. Hi Judie, Thanks for your recommendation. I will definitely check out The Hare with Amber Eyes. Thanks for entering our giveaway. You are a winner as are all of the others that have entered! Be sure to get back to us and let us know what you think of the book.

    Comment by susanbright — December 28, 2011 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  10. I recently finished Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald. Tamila, an Iranian young woman was sent to America by her parents to live her dream, of freedom and independance. But she only had a three month visa. …In Iran womanen are bound to ancient laws, quite the opposite in America. Tami learns quite a lot about freedom and choices in this wonderful book. It was a most enjoyable read!

    Comment by MJ — December 30, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply

    • Hi MJ. It is your lucky day! This giveaway is closed, however I have one more book…just for you! Thanks for your recommendation. Veil of Roses sounds like my kind of book!

      Comment by susanbright — December 30, 2011 @ 11:26 am | Reply

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