Welcome to Pat Sloan's 'Good Book Cafe' here at the Sloanie Ranch! We've had an enormous amount of fun reading the book selections and chatting about them at forum group. I hope you join us!
Join the GBC at Quilt Mashup
This month is going to be a bit different. I've teamed up with my friend and quilt novelist Terri Thayer!!
Starting today, Dec 7 and ending on Monday night Dec 14... Terri wants to know...
"Who is your favorite amateur sleuth? Why? "
Answer that question to be in the running to win one of Terri's books! I have all 3 of her quilt books and i will pick THREE names!
But you MUST answer at the Forum so CLICK HERE to go leave your comment!
And have fun reading the other comments and mark THIS LEVEL as 'notify' on the Good Book Cafe so you know when something new is posted!
Betty gave me some pics for November... be sure to hang out in the Good Book Cafe at the Forum as THAT is where all the action is!
Jamie Ford - "The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"
**October - took a pass.... catch up everyone!
Bostwick has a fabulous website.. and she quilts! Check out her books...
Kathryn Stockett is a new author with her first book 'The Help'... let me know at the forum what you think!
We've featured her before, but Margi just finished "Big Stone Gap" and SO LOVED IT that I wanted to bring that back to everyone!
I'm taking a break for August... send me a list of some titles YOU want to read (firstname.lastname@example.org). Join the Good Book Cafe group... come participate!
Author - Kate Morton
Alternate Authors -
Author Claire Cook "Wildwater Walking Club" www.clairecook.com/
Website - Amazon Link
Author Lifetime Cook Book 'Cook yourself thin'
Website -Amazon Link
The title has me! 'Cook yourself thin' with a cute little dress... it's ALL about the packaging!
Author - Nicholas Sparks
Margi's selected 'The Choice'... all the rave with her girlfriends!
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Author - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Author - Jeffery Archer
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Author - Barbara Kingsolver
Betty's Pick - An interesting book on eating locally. It's non fiction and very interesting. I've read a few of her books.
Author - Edward Dolnick
Pat's Pick. I first heard about this book while listening to a radio interview with the author. It's a fabulous tale that I hope you enjoy..
---Edward Dolnick is the author of The Forger's Spell, the true but bizarre story of the twentieth century's greatest art hoax. His previous book, The Rescue Artist, looked at the thugs who snatch masterpieces off museum walls and the detectives who chase them. The Rescue Artist won the Edgar Award in 2006 for best non-fiction, and Art News declared that "there has never been a better book on art crime."
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Author - Heather Graham
Margis's Pick - From the Bio - New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Heather Graham was born somewhere in Europe and kidnapped by gypsies when she was a small child. She went on to join the Romanian circus as a trapeze artist and lion tamer. When the circus came to South Florida, she stayed, discovering that she preferred to be a shark and gator trainer.
Kind of makes you want to check her out!
Author - Dorothy Gilman
Her Fan Club http://www.mrspollifax.com
Roberta's Pick for her Mrs. Pollifax books. I think these sound great! Here is a bit about the author
"Dorothy Gilman started writing when she was 9. At 11, she competed against 10 to 16-year-olds in a story contest and won first place. Dorothy worked as an art teacher and telephone operator before becoming an author. She wrote children’s stories for more than ten years and then began writing adult novels about Mrs. Pollifax–a retired grandmother who becomes a CIA agent."
Alternate Author - Casey Daniels
Pick - "My friend Casey Daniels writes a fun mystery series about a
woman who solves murders for ghosts. Very innovative and clever."
Author - Patricia Cornwell
This is Betty's Pick, an author with exciting and interesting stories. Be warned that some of you may not like the descriptive nature of the crime scenes which are very detailed.
Alternate Author - Diane Chamberlain
Richards pick - "My friend Diane Chamberlain writes really interesting
books and would be happy to respond to questions. Her latest Before The
Storm would be good for discussion".
Author - Catherine Coulter
This is Pat's Pick -On the way to our China trip in November, Karen read one of her books and when we arrived in China she gave it to me. I read it on the flight home and loved it! I read BLOW OUT from the FBI series
Here is the link to the FBI series titles. I enjoyed the interaction between the husband and wife team.. plus the story had lots of twists so it kept me guessing what was REALLY going on!
Alternate Author - Julie Powell
http://juliepowell.blogspot.com Pat's Pick is - Julie and Julia which I'm going to reading on my plane ride to the cruise this January! Julie decides to make ALL of Julia Child's recipes... the first few pages had me in giggles so I HAD to get the book!
I think this is interesting... it's her thoughts about Julia Child
Join my Yahoo group and chat with others! -
Join the GBC Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pat-Sloan-Good-Book-Cafe/
2008 Archive Page -
The Archive page will have all the books announced. So right now it has Jan-June for 2008
Visit the Archive HERE
Good Book Cafe (GBC)– The Scoop
I enjoy books, my friends enjoy books, my family enjoys books, and lots of people I meet enjoy books. So it made sense to have some fun and put together a Book Club! This is a place where we can share ideas, authors, and the best reads around.
The booksare mostly 'light' reads. I will be listing an alternate book each month and if someone tells me about a great 'must read' .. well I'll list that too.
I also have a Yahoo group for the GBC. You can sign up and chat with us. It is mostly a sharing of books, requests for feedback on books, and bringing up new authors. There is sometimes a small bit of story discussion. I'd love to have you join this more interactive forum.