Friday Morning Bookclub

January 8, 2020

Four Generations of Audio Book Enthusiasts! Could it be Genetic?

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I am hooked on audio books, a condition I have been dealing with for quite a few years now. It turns out that I am not the only one in my family to have this audio book bug. My 92 year old mother, 36 year old daughter and 3 1/2 year old grand daughter are all afflicted with this strange condition. I can’t help but wonder. Is this is a hereditary trait? Does it only run in women?

I never leave my house without having a book downloaded on my phone. It is second nature. Get in the car. Buckle up. Start the engine and push play. A drive without an audio book is torture. My “happy place” is sitting in my favorite chair, beading board on my lap working on my latest jewelry project with an audio book playing in the background.  Emptying the dishwasher or doing laundry doesn’t seem like much of a chore when you are in the middle of a good book and what could be better than cooking while being entertained with a riveting story..

My daughter can often be spotted on the metro, buds in ears listening to an audio book, and my mother in her apartment with an audio book blasting from her dvd player. None of this surprises me, but when I discovered that my not quite four year old grand daughter is also hooked on audio books, I couldn’t help but wonder. Does this audio book bug run in families? Could it be Genetic?

Anyone else out there with this affliction? Where is your favorite place to listen to an audio book? What books have you been listening to?




December 17, 2018

Sharing The Love Of Reading!

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Yes, it is that time of the year! Once again, our book club purchased and distributed a wrapped book to each of the 162 first graders at a local Baltimore City School.


The children were excited about their gifts and and couldn’t wait to unwrap them.

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They loved their Pete The Cat Books (who doesn’t love Pete The Cat) and dove right in!

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And we were thrilled to be able to put a smile on their faces, share our love of reading and to receive their lovely thank you notes.

Happy holiday’s from the Friday Morning Bookclub!

December 10, 2018

A Blast From The Past

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Check out some of our cutest 4 legged readers!


Do you have a four legged reader in your family? Is so, please email a picture to

September 14, 2018

This Month’s Book: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

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Please join us in reading The Great Alone. We welcome your thoughts, comments and of course book recommendations!

Great alone

December 26, 2017

Happy Holidays From The Friday Morning Bookclub!

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As you may have noticed, it has been a LONG time since I have posted anything on this blog. That does not mean that I have not been reading! There is always time to read, however writing about it is a whole other story. I am not going to make a New Years resolution to start posting again because I am afraid that is one resolution I will not be able to keep!

The Friday Morning Bookclub is still alive and like everything else in life is evolving and growing! We have lost several members due to life changes and moves, but have gained others. We are still meeting one Friday morning a month and still trying to share the love of reading.

This year we wrapped and delivered a book to every first grader in a local elementary school. The children loved their books and we hope they will each take their book home, read it, and  discuss it with their friends and family.  Perhaps one day they too will join a book club!


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March 23, 2016

All Good Things Must Come To An End…….

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Tags: make way for better things to happen, because the best is yet to come!

Thank you to all of my loyal subscribers. Over the years I have enjoyed your comments and book suggestions, as well as visiting your blogs (which I will continue to do)!

Keep reading!



January 11, 2016

Help Us Rate This Month’s Book: Circling The Sun By Paula McLain

What did you think of Circling the Sun? All votes and comments are welcomed and appreciated!

July 4, 2013

Have A Happy One!

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March 27, 2013

The Joys Of Reading….At Any Age!

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Anyone who knows me or has ever read my blog knows that I love to read. The only thing I like more than reading is discussing what I read. I come by this honestly, as both my parents, now in their 80’s are avid readers. Ever since my parents moved into a retirement community I have been trying to get them to start a book club and even went as far as to volunteer to help them get started. I guess I should not have been surprised when I received a call from Betty the activities coordinator. Together we picked a date for our first official meeting, a gathering to find out just how many people were interested in a book club as well as what they would like to read.

Together, Betty, Dana (another member of The Friday Morning Bookclub whose parents live in the same retirement community) and I set up the circle of chairs. Would we get a dozen people? We knew there would be at least four as our own parents wouldn’t dare miss it.Were we ever surprised (and relieved) and when 25 plus enthusiastic seniors showed up! The meeting was wonderful and we chose our first book, Defending Jacob. Now the big question…how many of those 25 some people would actually read the book and come to the next meeting?

Betty, Dana, Bonnie (another member of the Friday Morrning Bookclub) and I sat anxiously waiting to see. Slowly people began to arrive. They just kept coming and our circle kept getting bigger and bigger as more chairs were brought into the room.


FORTY FIVE seniors showed up to discuss Defending Jacob. We had educators, entrepeneurs, social workers, attorneys and even a police officer. Most of all they were parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents and they brought with them a lifetime of experiences. They were enthusiastic and they came ready to discuss this gripping thriller of a book. This was truly one of the best book club meetings I have ever attended. Everyone participated, there was no chatter and best of all were the smiles on everyone’s faces as they left!

Next month: Once We Were Brothers……….. I can hardly wait!

March 25, 2013

Happy Spring…Happy Passover!

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