The Secret Life of Bees Movie/Book Comparison

Tweet Yesterday Catherine and I went to see The Secret Life of Bees with our book club. It was a school holiday and Madeleine joined us, since we had previously read the book with her book club too. We enjoyed … Continue reading

Book Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Tweet Set in both 1942 and modern times, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay is a mystery as well as a heartbreaking look at the round up and deportation of Jewish families from Paris to Auschwitz in what was known … Continue reading

Book Review: Ringside 1925 by Jen Bryant

Tweet Remember learning about the Scopes Monkey trial in history class? The trial pitted the state of Tennessee against a high school science teacher, J.T. Scopes, who challenged the legality of the state’s rule against teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. … Continue reading

Book Review: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Last night my daughter Catherine and I met with our mother-daughter daughter book club. We had read A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. The girls are in eighth grade, and this book addresses more mature subject matters than we’ve … Continue reading

Book Review: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Tweet I just finished reading The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages. It’s been highly recommended from friends, and the recommendations are warranted. The Green Glass Sea is about two girls who live in Los Alamos in the closing days … Continue reading

Book Review: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Tweet My middle school Mother Daughter Book Club met last night to talk about I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What an interesting book. As we talked, we all discovered even more layers than we had thought of before. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Tweet Madeleine and I have both read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, but not with our whole mother daughter book club yet. I can’t wait until it’s our turn to pick the next book so we can suggest it. … Continue reading

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