Year of Wonders | February Book Club

year of wonders

So last month, I shared how I set up a book club, the books we've read thus far....  and the fact I had slacked in the actual READING of the books the last few months.  I also shared my commitment to reading EVERY book going forward, including last month's book, The Prayer Box.... I DID in fact finish this book AFTER our Book Club met last month.  So here's my quick review:  this book had somewhat of a slow and difficult start for me.  It didn't draw me in immediately.  The main character … [Read more...]

40 Thoughts From Turning 40

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This weekend, I said goodbye to my 30's.  SO...  is 40 really fabulous?  Here's 40 thoughts from the 40 seat: 1.  One year, not wanting to break my healthy eating streak, I made myself a ricotta cake.... it was disgusting.  At 40, knowing much better, I thoroughly enjoyed every single bite of my decadent chocolate cake covered in buttercream. 2.  I know now that ever attempting to STOP drinking coffee is in fact STUPID.  I proudly admit to being a coffee addict. 3.  At 40, I know that if … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Book Club

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Last April I started a book club....  even though I am NOT by nature a reader.  I am however someone who loves to cook...  and eat.... and most importantly, spend time with my girlfriends.  So an excuse to get us together each month?  YES! In April, we read Redeeming Love = BEST BOOK EVAH!  Seriously, could not put this down. May was too hectic to get everyone together. Anyone with school-aged kids can attest... May is CRAZY month! We couldn't get together in June since a lot of us were … [Read more...]

September’s Book Club

chicken pot pie soup

So I've already talked about My Girls and about Our Book Club.  I've also already admitted to being a horrible reader before Book Club started.  That has all changed my Friends.  I now have stacks and stacks of books and can't get enough of them.  Woo-to-the-hoo! Okay, so since I wasn't blogging during the first few months of our Book Club, let me catch you up: We started out reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.  This literally was a book I could. not. put. down.  Oh it is SUCH A … [Read more...]