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April 18, 2016

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

Filed under: Bookclub Books — The Artist @ 10:21 am
Title: I Remember Nothing Author: Nora Ephron Genre: Essays Publisher: Random House Release Date: March 1, 2012 Pages: 221

If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties,to struggling with the new technology. You will find yourself rolling off the sofa snorting with laughter as she recalls with

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February 1, 2016

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Filed under: Bookclub Books,Literature — Femmes @ 5:04 pm
Title: A Whole Life Author: Robert Seethaler Genre: Literature Publisher: Picador Release Date: October 8, 2015 Pages: 160

Meeting Date: 30th January 2016

This book was chosen by Sinéad and our latest meeting doubled up as a birthday celebration for one of our members.

The book was enjoyed by all scoring 1 x 5, 2 x 4 and 1 x 3.


Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few

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January 4, 2016

Christmas reading 2015

Filed under: News — The Artist @ 10:59 am

Gifts, decorations, mulled wine, having family and friends home from foreign climes.. there is lots to love about Christmas. But for the bookish high up on the list comes time to curl up in front of an open fire and decimate your ‘to read’ pile.

Heres what some of us have been getting though this Christmas

.– The Writer


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December 18, 2015

Top recent reads from my bedside pile

Filed under: Book Reviews — The Writer @ 10:47 pm

I took a quick pic of the books that I enjoyed over the past year/18 months. Here are some thoughts on some of them…

Anne Enright’s The Green Road, which I just finished this evening, contains a description of Celtic Tiger Christmas dinner shopping I doubt will ever be topped in fiction. The rest of it is pretty superb too. I felt like

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December 17, 2015

2015 My reading year

Filed under: News — The Artist @ 4:54 pm

Inspired by various reading challenges I decided for 2015 to track my reading. Thinking of myself as a fairly avid reader I wanted to know how many books I would actually read and more specifically, if that number would reach fifty.

A curiosity rather than a bet I would keep track but not push myself to read more than came naturally.

The year started

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May 5, 2015

Sin by Josephine Hart

Filed under: Bookclub Books,General Fiction,Irish — The Techie @ 1:03 pm
Title: Sin Author: Josephine Hart Genre: Fiction Release Date: 2010-08 Pages: 134

Proposed Meeting Date: 19th June 2015

It’s been a long time since I have picked a book for book club.  My fellow Femmes are so well read that the challenge usually lies in finding a book no-one had read before.  This time my first choice was no exception and had been read by two of the ladies.

Rejecting my first choice with a small sigh of relief

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The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

Filed under: Bookclub Books,General Fiction — The Connoisseur @ 12:03 pm
Title: The Guest Cat Author: Takashi Hiraide Genre: Fiction Publisher: Picador Release Date: Sep 25 2014 Pages: 140

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next day comes again

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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

Filed under: Bookclub Books,General Fiction — The Artist @ 12:00 pm
Title: The Dud Avocado Author: Elaine Dundy Genre: Fiction Publisher: New York Review of Books Release Date: 1958 Pages: 260

The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant

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The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

Filed under: Bookclub Books,General Fiction — The Writer @ 11:54 am
Title: The Girls of Slender Means Author: Muriel Spark Genre: Fiction Publisher: New Directions Publishing Release Date: 1963 Pages: 176

Meeting Date: 24th July 2014

Our big reunion was finally scheduled, and Cristín (aka The Writer) was tasked with choosing the book:

“Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions,” begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark’s tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London

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January 10, 2014

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Filed under: Book Reviews,Historical Fiction — The Techie @ 12:55 pm
Title: The Red Tent Author: Anita Diamant Genre: Fiction Publisher: Macmillan Release Date: 1997-09-15 Pages: 321

During Biblical times, the red tent was the place where women would gather during menstruation and childbirth.

This book tells the story of Jacob and his 12 sons, including Joseph of the “amazing technicolour coat” fame – but from a different point of view. Our narrator is Jacob’s only daughter Dinah, who warrants just a passing

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