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Recipes Review, Bloggy Book Club and August Meet Up

Recipes Review

Get this: I posted a cake and muffin recipe review on my review site! Didn't know I had a review site? Well, I haven't posted in a LONG time. But it was one of my New Year's Resolutions to start posting on my review blog again. I've got all sorts of things I've been wanting to write up, but to get me going at all I started with some easy recipes. They are good ones I found on, though. And the upcoming reviews are even more interesting!

Bloggy Friends Book Club

In early July, hush did a book discussion for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I definitely have plans to read the book and add a (hopefully) meaningful comment to the discussion. If you've read it, head over and post your thoughts!

I had had this thought that those who like reading and are interested could host a book discussion on their blogs and/or comment to participate, thereby creating a sort of Bloggy Friends Book Club that meet at each others' places to discuss the book of the month.

So I'd like to host a book discussion of Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian on August 11, 2010! If you are interested, get the book, read it and come here and comment on August 11th.

August DC Area Meet Up

I know everyone is more than ready for an adult-only get together. Let's do it in August! Please vote for the day and time in the poll on the side panel. There are lots of options because it occured to me that I should offer lunch and dinner times for each day. I'm unable to do the weekend of the 21-22, so I didn't include those.

I'm thinking we meet in McLean and go to one of the restaurants there. I really like a few in the Tyson's Corner II mall. What do you guys think?


hush said…
Thanks for the sweet shout out! I'm definitely in for the discussion of "Midwives." Full disclosure: I read it about 5 or 6 years ago pre-kids and remember loving it, but I'll have to get up to speed again on the exact details of the end of the story. I think I remember the main things well enough to chime in. Yay!
Jac said…
I've added Midwives to my library requests. If it comes in before the 11th, I'll be there!

I just read the summary on Amazon. The blend of medical/legal/philosophical issues reminds me of a Jodi Picoult book. I love Jodi Picoult.

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