Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Biography / Book Club Books / History / Karen / Nonfiction Book Club

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The non-fiction book discussion participants were very interested in reading this. The group was given two and a half months to do so, but only two actually finished it. So first, let’s get the negativity out of the way. Here are those comments: “WAY, WAY, WAY too long.” OK, that is true. “WAY, WAY, WAY … Continue reading

Biography / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Memoir / Nonfiction

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

It’s always interesting in seeing a young person evolve from child to adult and Anne Frank is no different. Her world was very different from that of a normal 13 year old, but her process of maturation was not. She talked too much, often disliked her mother, thought everyone believed her older sister was perfect, … Continue reading

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

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Bunny dies at the start of the book. We know how but not why. Who was invovled, why he seemingly had to die, and what were the consequences create the rest of the story. Narrated by Richard, an intelligent but not always smart California transplant to a small Vermont college, the story unfolds from his … Continue reading

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

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