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Monday
Jun302014

Summer Break

Stella and I will be taking a much needed summer break.  We will continue to post on this blog and review a book or two.  In September, we will be back 'Boutiquing' books, right down to the book club gathering.

Have a restful and joyful summer.

Saturday
Jun212014

Maxine's Summer Reading List 2014

So many great books and so little space and weight.  That is my dilemma this summer.  My goal is to read all the hardcovers once I am home.  Paperbacks will accompany me to the beach.

Maxine's Summer Reading List 2014

Monday
Jun092014

Summer Reading List 2014

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen.  The man who never reads lives only one."

` George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

My summer list is almost complete and I cannot wait to dive into their lives and live them.

Tuesday
May202014

Time to Re-Shelf 'The Awakening'

We read and reviewed; we discussed; we celebrated.  Now it is time for us to put it back on the shelf for the next generation to read.

The Awakening Review

The Awakening Q & A

The Awakening Novel Gathering party

What will our last selection be before our summer break?  Stay tuned.

Tuesday
May132014

The Awakening Questions and Answers

A classic written in 1899 by Kate Chopin discusses a theme still relevant today, feeling caught between how others see you and the way we see ourselves.  

Please visit our Questions & Answers section for The Awakeing.

 

Friday
May022014

The Enchanted

A rare four stars allotted to my next book review.  The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld is a story about punishment, prison and death row.  Let Denfeld weave her web of stories and just try to break free.  

 

Friday
Apr252014

Our Book Club Ideas for The Awakening

Hosting your book club for The Awakening is exciting.  Kate Chopin is considered to be one of the first feminist authors of our time.  Exploit that, have fun with it.

If I could, I would host this book club discussion down at the beach with frothy drinks and cigars.  I am not sure how much of the book would be deliberated.

Check out The Boutique's other ideas for The Awakening Novel Gathering.

Tuesday
Apr222014

Time Flies

Easter has come and gone.  Is it me or is the clock ticking just a little bit faster?  We hope you all are having a nice beginning to spring, it is well deserved.

Stella and I are putting the final touches on our Q & A for The Awakening with the Novel Gathering following shortly after.

I finished The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld last month and will write my review for it soon.  It was good, add it to your TBR list.

Friday
Apr042014

Neglected No More

Our 'Boutique' treatment for Left Neglected by Lisa Genova is now complete. We put this novel back on the shelf with the reminder to slow down, do not text and drive, and make time for your loved ones.

Left Neglected Ratings / Reviews

Let Neglected Q & A

Left Neglected Novel Gathering

Monday
Mar312014

Our discussion is complete...

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

- Mahatma Gandhi

 and the Q&A section for Left Neglected by Lisa Genova is complete.