Book Club Meeting: Reading Jane Austen Books

Tweet Last week Madeleine and I hosted our mother-daughter book club for the last time with the group as it is! As our daughters are graduating from high school in a few months, after June we won’t be having regular … Continue reading

Book Club Meeting and Book Review: Ireland by Frank Delaney

Tweet Last night Catherine and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting at Show-Ling and Jaeda’s house. We had all read Ireland, by Frank Delaney. At 560 pages it weighed in (literally) as more than the books we usually … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mother Daughter Cookbook by Lynette Rohrer Shirk

Tweet My daughters are ecstatic because school got called for another snow day here in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. They’ve been off all week, and now they have two more weeks off to look forward to. I, on the … Continue reading

The Secret Life of Bees – Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting

Tweet This past Sunday Catherine and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting to talk about The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Ellen cooked a great southern-themed dinner to go with the book; we feasted on … Continue reading

Book Review: Call Me Hope by Gretchen Olsen + Mother-Daughter Book Club Library Meeting

Tweet Last Saturday I was happy to be invited as a guest to the Hillsboro, Oregon, public library mother-daughter book club meeting. Gretchen Olson, author of Call Me Hope, was also there to talk about her book and the Hands … Continue reading

Keeping in Touch With Your Children Through Books

Tweet My daughter Madeleine comes home tonight after spending nearly a month in Paris on an exchange program. We’ve been trading messages about the things she’s seeing and what she’s eating…and what she’s reading. She took along several books that … Continue reading

Book Review: This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Tweet My mother-daughter book club with Madeleine met last week to discuss This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. This was our first memoir, and it’s unfortunate that it came so close to the end of school that many of the … Continue reading

Who Says Reading’s On the Decline? Not in Mother-Daughter Book Clubs

Tweet Last week my mother-daughter book club celebrated its fourth year together with a Cinco de Mayo party followed by a discussion of our book, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King. Our hostess brought out her Partridge Family album … Continue reading

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