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Jane Austen Book Club and Tea

We had a great meeting this week of the Jane Austen Book Club.  Thanks go to English native Mary Wyatt, who made delicious salmon and cucumber sandwiches and Jean Davis who provided the food.  Mary regaled us with stories about England and her memories of English teatimes.  We had 10 people join us for the tea and also the discussion of Mansfield Park.  We also had two different versions of MP running on video.

Great Mystery series for Golden Lovers

If you like mysteries, Grisham-type law thrillers or Golden Retrievers, you will love this series by David Rosenfelt.  His hero is Andy Carpenter, a lawyer bred and born in New Jersey, with that witty Jersey edge, who loves his Golden named Tara.  Andy doesn't take many cases, but the ones he does are life and death.  The books, in order, are: Open and Shut, First Degree, Sudden Death, Bury the Lead, Dead Center and Play Dead.  The stories provide a fascinating in

Science fiction, er Speculative fiction?

Anybody out there reading science fiction?  How about speculative fiction?  (In case you’re wondering, they’re the same thing.  Sort of.

Connections with New York City- Sort of.

I just returned from a vacation in New York City, the first time I had ever visited "the Big Apple." While we were there we attended 3 Broadway plays.

The first; Avenue Q, billed as Sesame Street for adults, or Sesame Street meets South Park, was hilarious, but definitely adult.

Jane Austen Book Club meets Monday at 6 pm

Next Monday, February 11th at 6:00 pm, the Jane Austen Book Club meets in the MacIntyre room in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave.  We have lots to talk about, especially last Sunday's Austen biopic on Masterpiece Classics. 

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