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Friday, October 31, 2014

the children act

carol selected~



BEVERLY 3.5
BRENDA 3.5
CAROL 4.5
CHERYL 4
ELLEN 2.5
HILLARY 3
JAIN 4.5
JANELL 5
JULIE 3.5
MARY KAY 3.5
SUZETTE 3.5

GROUP AVERAGE 3.72

Thursday, October 30, 2014

big little lies

janell selected~



it was a spookylicious halloween at ellens darlingly decked out haunt. we all know this adorable tiny house from the outside, but once you step into her spacious multilevel home there was so much to frighten even the sturdiest of souls...
















after every frightful bite we were able to settle in and discuss our latest book. first up we had 2 new guests, ellen's neighbor mary kay, newly arrived to the village, a welcomed addition and cheryl, jains neighbor who lives in colorado year round, but comes out a couple of times of year to visit their rental. it was delightful having both of these ladies!

on to the book, it was a resoundingly successful read for everyone! big little lies tackled so many aspects of womens lives, serious topics, hidden agendas, shameful secrets, but it was all done with grace and humor. i think several of us would not have read the book if we knew the topic was abuse, but the way she managed to slide humor in through realistic characters, including the modern day greek chorus of mommies in the car pool we all thought it was an excellent book. to date this book has the highest rating in our book club with a 4.6.

beverly 4.5
carol 4.5
ellen 5
jain 5
janell 4
julie 4.5
marla 4.5
sally 4.5
suzette 4.5
cheryl 4.5

average 4.6
carol had mentioned it would be a good idea to select our books about three months out in advance to give us time to queue up at the library or just have a little extra time to read at our leisure.