Friday Morning Bookclub

February 9, 2014

Thank You Justin Kramon………

for meeting with us to discuss your new thriller, The Preservationist.

We thoroughly enjoyed the book, even if it was, as one of our members described it “a mother’s worst nightmare!” The Preservationist is a real page turner and will keep you guessing until the very end.  Justin’s first book Finny, is a delightful yet quirky coming of age story. Two very different books, one very talented and yes, charming author! Both Finny and The Preservationist are perfect for book clubs and if you ask Justin to join your book club, he may just say yes!

IMG_0095Unfortunately, we forgot to take s picture until after many of our members left, but here we are with Justin proudly showing off the cover of his newest book!

The Preservationist: A Novel by Justin Kramon — Reviews 

Finny by Justin Kramon — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists


January 25, 2011

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives Finny By Justin Kramon 3 1/2 Omelets

Filed under: Finny,Polls,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 8:54 pm

Amazon readers gave Finny 4 1/2 stars

Barnes and Noble gave Finny 3 1/2 stars

  The Friday Morning Bookclub  had the pleasure of meeting with Justin! We enjoyed learning more about him as well as discussing his first novel, Finny.  For a quick, enjoyable book, be sure to read Finny!

January 18, 2011

Rate The Book: Finny By Justin Kramon

Filed under: Finny,Rate The Book — susanbright @ 12:23 pm

Please help us rate this month’s book. All votes and comments are welcomed!

January 16, 2011

Justin Kramon & Finny Fan Club

Filed under: Book Discussions,Favorite Books,Finny — annwalter @ 4:40 pm

When I read a “good” book, my current life is suspended. I live with the characters in the world created by the author. I talk to them, get mad at them, feel their sorrows and joy. This was my experience with Finny. The exasperation of a five-hour plane delay became an opportunity to experience the headiness of a first kiss, the puzzlement of alien parents, the resignation to thwarted desires, the sickening of betrayal, the utter joy and, latter, caution of loving.

Our Friday Morning Bookclub was especially fortunate to host the author, Justin Kramon, and learn how Finny and the “Dickens-like” crew of characters in Finny evolved. Warm and utterly unassuming, Justin shared with us how he leaves room for the reader to interpret and add their own feelings to those he develops in the story. This, I believe, is part of the “good” book magic that makes me want to keep turning pages and tune out the outside world. Justin seemed genuinely interested in drawing out and understanding our different interpretations.

Although this is his first novel and he’s relatively young, Justin talked and answered questions about the process of writing with a thoughtfulness that bespoke of a “comfortableness in his own skin”… the coming of age that he so eloquently writes about from a feminine perspective in Finny. While I always love bookclub, Susan’s hospitality, the yummy food, and having Justin meet with us (as well as the many friends of book club members who also attended) added a wonderful depth and richness to our meeting.  To learn more Finny and Justin, visit

Thanks for sharing with us Justin!

January 14, 2011

The Finny Fan Club

Filed under: Book Recomendations,Finny — susanbright @ 6:05 pm

The Friday Morning Bookclub thanks Justin Kramon, author of this months book Finny for joining us today!

January 6, 2011

This Month’s Book: Finny

Filed under: Finny — susanbright @ 11:23 am

A 14 year old red-head named Finny. A mother that smiles and waves as drivers hunk and curse her on the highway. A father that pops Pepto Bismol tablets and manages to get a  quote or two into nearly every conversation. A man who falls asleep while playing the piano and a women who goes by the name Poplan and loves to play Jenga. These are just a few of the quirky characters in Justin Kramon’s debut novel Finny.

 Delphine Short (Finny) is not your average 14-year-old. She avoids baths, rarely combs her hair and knows exactly how to push her parents buttons. One morning, after “running away from home”, imagining how worried her parents are going to be, Finny meets Earl, who looked like “the kind of pictures you can mix and match- a man’s top half on child’s legs”, and a very unique relationship is born.

Finny is a quick, witty read, and once you start, you will not want to put it down! To learn more about the characters, check out Finny’s World, complete with sketches. You will be glad that you did!

December 16, 2010

Meet Justin Kramon, Author Of This Month’s Book: Finny

Filed under: Finny — susanbright @ 10:12 pm

December 3, 2010

January’s Book: Finny

Filed under: Finny — susanbright @ 7:02 pm

I just received a signed copy of Finny in the mail from Reading Group Guides and the timing couldn’t be any better. Finny is our January book and I am really looking forward to the meeting, after all we are having a special guest! The author, Justin Kramon, is coming to our meeting! Justin grew up in our home town of Baltimore, so we should have a lot to talk about. Please join us in reading Finny.

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