Friday Morning Bookclub

March 23, 2016

All Good Things Must Come To An End…….

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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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March 19, 2013

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives American Dervish By Ayad Akhtar 4.2 Omelets


Amazon readers gave  American Dervish 4 stars

Goodreads readers gave  American Dervish 3.7 stars

American Dervish is the story of  Hayat Shah, a young Pakistani American boy growing up in Milwaukee. It is a compelling, thought-provoking read and a real eye opener! A wonderful book club book!

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs

March 4, 2013

Meet Ayad Akhtar, Author Of This Month’s Book American Dervish

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Only 45 seconds long…….definitely worth a listen!

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Flowers Or Chocolate?????

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valentineFlowers are nice………..but there is nothing like CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!

Which do you prefer?

November 25, 2012

News Bulletin!

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Face The Nations Annual Book and Author show starts NOW! You won’t want to miss this!

10:30 am Sunday! Yes, the time is off on my blog as someone pointed out to me just days ago. Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to correct it….and soon!

November 22, 2012

To Stuff…Or Not To Stuff!

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Oh, how I love Thanksgiving. I love everything about Thanksgiving! Family, friends, food, a fire in the fireplace…it’s all good!

The menu is easy too. I make the same thing every year. What would Thanksgiving be without turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sauerkraut (a Maryland tradition) and cranberry sauce. In my house broccoli casserole is also a must and because we don’t have enough carbs I make one more side dish… a delicious carrot cake.

And yes! I stuff my turkey! I am not generally a risk taker but once in a while you just have to live dangerously! After all, the stuffing is the best part of the dinner!

So tell me. Do you stuff your turkey? And even more important…….do you love Thanksgiving as much as I do?

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