Cookbook Club – Lidia’s Favorite Recipes
Book Club Books / Cookbook / Cookbook Club / Lisa / Nonfiction

Cookbook Club – Lidia’s Favorite Recipes

This month our group tried recipes from Lidia’s Favorite Recipes by Lidia Bastianich. The members of the group were enthusiastic about delving into Lidia’s cookbook (some even had their own copy) and the results were delicious. The adjustment that came up the most was adding less garlic than the recipe called for (and you could … Continue reading

Cookbook Club – Modern German Cookbook
Book Club Books / Cookbook / Cookbook Club / Lisa / Nonfiction

Cookbook Club – Modern German Cookbook

This month our group tried recipes from Frank Rosin’s Modern German Cookbook. While everything was tasty and not too difficult to make, many said that they had to make tweaks or changes to the recipe (or if they didn’t they would if they tried it again). Overall though most were underwhelmed with the cookbook itself. … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Carol / Fiction / Friday Afternoon / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Much of history can be learned through well-written and well-researched fiction. I sometimes prefer it if the subject is disturbing or painful because it lends the information some distance not available in non-fiction. Maybe this is avoidance initially, but it has often given me the opportunity to explore a topic before moving on to further … Continue reading

Book Club Books / History / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

This quarter’s non-fiction book club selection, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, is a whopping 558 page travelogue/history of Paris between the 1830s through the early 1900s. In these pages, McCullough tells the tale of the Americans that were brave enough, fortunate enough, or foolish enough to make the difficult trek from America to France. … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Cookbook / Cookbook Club / Lisa / Nonfiction

Cookbook Club – Indian for Everyone

This month the group tried out recipe’s from Indian for Everyone by Anupy Singla. Feelings about this book were mixed. While the food itself was mostly positive the book is a bit intense for those unfamiliar with Indian cooking (a lot of spice work). Some took this as an opportunity to try completely new things and … Continue reading

Award Winning / Bartlett Reads / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Literary Fiction

On Rereading

For true bibliomaniacs, “So many books, so little time,” is not a catch-phrase, but rather a cry of agony. That being said, why would anyone choose to reread a title (classics notwithstanding) when so many undiscovered gems are awaiting us? In the library world sometimes it is required and that is how I found myself … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Who would ever imagine that a book about the Periodic Table of the Elements could be so enjoyed by anyone other than chemists or physicists? Well, Sam Kean did and the outcome was the VERY interesting Disappearing Spoon. And the attendees of the Non-Fiction Book Discussion could not agree more. First, any ideas where the … Continue reading