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JA Book Club Reads Margaret Maron for May

The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.

Jane’s Book Review – Game of Thrones

If you have HBO, you probably already know about Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.  I don’t, but ordered the DVD set of Season one because the buzz about it was so intense (and it starred Sean Bean.)  I was quickly addicted to the incredible sweep of the story, the intriguing plot lines and the intense action.  So I started reading the books.  There are five in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases 4/23/12

DVD's - Upcoming & Current Releases

April 23, 2012                                             Jane M. DeBano

Jane's book review – The Georges and the Jewels & A Good Horse by Jane Smiley

I just spent an enjoyable weekend on a California horse ranch in the 1960’s by reading the above two J (for juvenile) books.  The hero of our story is Abby Lovitt, a 12 yr. old ranch girl whose parent’s strict religious views mean she doesn’t have a TV, or listen to popular music or wear stylish clothes so she feels like a misfit in her school. The Big Four are the popular girls who like to ridicule Abby and her friends Gloria and Stella.  But at least Gloria also likes horses so they have lots to talk about.

JA Book Club Reads Margaret Maron

The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.

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