Monday, January 19, 2009

Whoa Pancake ...

I grabbed this book off of my Mom's bookshelf about 8 months ago. It was part of my Aunt Lauretta Fox's collection. She didn't get out at all and the woman who runs the B. Dalton book store at the mall kept her in all the latest reads. This is the second time I have randomly chosen a title from her collection and been knocked out by it.

This book blew me away. I didn't see it coming. And I missed some things. Quite often, Mom reads what I read as soon as she has an opening on her list. I can't wait for her to get involved with this cast of characters. We will continue to discuss it along her way, after having only discussed what is fair, along my way. We do have our boundaries about spoilers, but sometimes we over step them if it's necessary to fuel the fire. I think.

It's pretty cool being in a Book Club with just my Mom ... it happens with no deadlines and no pressure. But we each have a need for accuracy because we are following each other so closely between the pages. It's a way we connect.

I've obviously been on the fence about this book or it would not have been downstairs for so long. Now that I think about it I am certain that it called out to me, more than once, from between it's smoldering covers. Don't take as long to read it as I did. Then give it to someone you want to talk to about it. That's what I'm going to do.


  1. my mom sister and I have been doing the same lately - it is fun to remember the highlights together.

  2. I see you're a Penny Vincenzi fan - as am I. I think Windfall was her best although the publishing trilogy was brilliant.

    May I recommend three more Brits, also wonderful reads. Maeve Binchy, Judith Lennox and Kate Saunders. The latter's Night Shall Overtake Us, set in World War 1, was incredible.

    Happy reading

    Laura Essendine
    Author – The Accidental Guru
    The Accidental Guru Blog
    The Books Limited Blog

  3. Whoa Pancake...did you get that kind of talk from Texas? Love it.

    My daughter and I read books to discuss together. Such a treat. Yay, for mom and daughter book clubs.

  4. I had not heard of this have perked my interest though....
    so cute...a book club for 2. :)

  5. I'll put in on my list. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    As an aside, Watertown sounded familiar so I found it on a map. My father was raised not too far away in Flandreau. I have lots of relatives there and in Dell Rapids also.

    I love that area.