Wednesday, December 10, 2014


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• What are you currently reading? The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman. Every year, Marnie and her girlfriends get together and eat cookies, swap recipes, drink wine and catch up. They've been doing this for years, their bond is enduring, and their stories are relateable.

I read this when it first came out (maybe 5 years ago?) and recalled little of it except that it's a nice, feel-good bit of Christmas chick lit and now I'm enjoying it all over again. If you like to bake, this book may be of special interest to you, as each woman's club recipe is included.

• What did you recently finish reading? The Patriarch by David Nasaw. A sweeping, breathtaking biography of an American original: Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, JFK's father. He was a banker, stockbroker, movie producer and real estate mogul (though not a bootlegger, as legend has it). He was a terrible diplomat and a worse husband. But a passionate, loving father and devoted friend. This massive book took me months to get through, and now I feel kind of empty without it. I'm afraid I kinda miss the old bastard.

• What do you think you’ll read next? Maybe Gone with the Wind. I haven't touched it in decades, and going back to the future might be a good way to start the new year.

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