Friday Morning Bookclub

November 13, 2012

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives And When She Was Good 2.91 Omelets

Amazon readers gave And When She Was Good 3.8 stars

Goodreads readers gave And When She Was Good 3.5 stars

 A big thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending us complimentary copies of Laura Lippman’s newest book

And When She Was Good!

November 8, 2012

This Month’s Book: And When She Was Good…….In Three Words

I am embarrassed to say that my three words are NOT QUITE FINISHED.…but I will be by tomorrow’s meeting!

She’s a survivor…. she sure is (also three words!)

Sex never pays….. very cute. looks like we are going to have a good time with this one!

Who’s your neighbor????……hmmmmmm

Not Lippman’s best……but still worth the read

Fascinating character piece

Not my favorite

Who’s your book club member? very cute, although I think that is 5 words!

Could not relate

How would you describe And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman …………… in just three words?

November 6, 2012

Rate The Book: And When She Was Good By Laura Lippman

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October 13, 2012

This Month’s Book:And When She Was Good By Laura Lippman

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Heloise Lewis is a good mom, attends all of her son’s soccer games and plays and is a lobbyist. It appears that she lives a very ordinary, quiet life, but things are not always as they appear. Heloise is also a madam and runs her own prostitution ring out of her home. For years she has able to keep everything under control, but suddenly everything seems to be unraveling around her.

PERENNIAL NEW YORK TIMES AND

NATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND

ACCLAIMED MULTIPLE-PRIZE WINNER

LAURA LIPPMAN DELIVERS A BRILLIANT NOVEL

ABOUT A WOMAN WITH A SECRET LIFE WHO

IS FORCED TO MAKE DESPERATE CHOICES

TO SAVE HER SON AND HERSELF

Being a Baltimore, Maryland based book club, we always enjoy reading Laura Lippman’s books.  Lippman lives in Baltimore and her books often mention places and or event, we are familiar with which makes her books that much more enjoyable. Imagine my excitement when I learned that we had won copies of And When She Was Good from TLC Book Tours!

Please join us in reading And When She Was Good.

http://lauralippman.net/and-when-she-was-good/

December 24, 2011

The Most Dangerous Thing: A Review By Ann

In “The Most Dangerous Thing,” Laura Lippman, a reputed mystery writer, explores a mythologized childhood in the woods that skirts Dickeyville, a suburb just inside Baltimore, Maryland. In the novel, five neighborhood kids play together back in the late 1970s — back when it was actually possible for kids to roam and play.

The Friday Morning Bookclub happens to be based in the Baltimore area and many members grew up here in the 1970’s. Reading about neighborhoods, streets and parks we knew was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the story seemed “much ado about nothing”.

We hear in the voice of each kid –Gwen, Mickey, and the three Halloran brothers, Sean, Tim, and Gordon – about exploring the neighborhood park and about wondering deeper and deeper into the wilderness. Tragedy ensues, death occurs. They grow apart. They come back together. (Maybe they should have been forced to have play dates?)

While there is some interesting character development and quirky personalities, I just felt let down when it was finished. The whole book leads up to this secret lie or cover up and I was expecting something … well something …

Our bookclub had a lot of fun exchanging holiday gifts and then stealing them from one another. The best idea of the morning, however, was a recipe exchange and book. More on that to come.

December 23, 2011

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives The Most Dangerous Thing By Laura Lippman 2.63 Omelets

Amazon readers gave The Most Dangerous Thing   3 1/2 stars

Barnes and Noble readers gave The Most Dangerous Thing 3 1/2  stars

If you are from Baltimore, it is always entertaining to read a novel that takes place in your neck of the woods!

http://lauralippman.com/stand-alone-novels/the-most-dangerous-thing/

December 10, 2011

Rate The Book: The Most Dangerous Thing By Baltimore Author Laura Lippman

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December 8, 2011

Breaking News!!! Laura Lippman is on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight at 12:30 a.m.!!!!!!

Filed under: Laura Lippman,The Most Dangerous Thing — susanbright @ 10:55 am

December 1, 2011

Baltimore Through The Eyes Of The Author Of This Month’s Book: Laura Lippman

Join us in reading The Most Dangerous Thing!

November 15, 2011

This Month’s Book: The Most Dangerous Thing By Laura Lippman

Filed under: Laura Lippman,The Most Dangerous Thing — susanbright @ 2:04 pm

Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past—and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years. And then the revelations start. Could their long-ago lie be the reason for their troubles today? Each one of these old friends has to wonder if their secret has been discovered—and if someone within the circle is out to destroy them.

Laura Lippman is a popular author among the members of The Friday Morning Bookclub. Afterall she grew up in Baltimore, lives in Baltimore and even more important writes mysteries which take place in Baltimore. We all enjoyed reading By A Spiders Thread and What The Dead Know and are looking forward to reading Lippman’s latest mystery The Most Dangerous Thing, which takes place in Dickeyville, a Baltimore suburb. Please join us in reading The Most Dangerous Thing!

http://lauralippman.com/stand-alone-novels/the-most-dangerous-thing/

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