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May 29, 2020

Book Talk - 8:34


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Thursday May 28 Book Notes
Aimee finished William Monk: now on to this series:

Heather & Jennifer: Inspector Gamache by Louise Penny - first book is eh - evidently rest of series is better

Lise Mendel: Jane Darrowfiled - LOL and not stupid. Now onto Goodreads book “The Great Ship of Knowledge Part 1" by William Bailey

Colleen : just finished “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein. WW2 female spies and female pilots. Really loved it.

Heather. Ordover :
Funny bit was based on this book: “Queen Bees and Wannabees”

Shelly Fromholtz : I just finished Code Name Heléné by Ariel Lawhon. Same plotline.. based on a real person. Nancy Wake -
Campaign for a word of the year - “nibbling” - nieces and nephews (b/c they’re not SIBlings)

Jennifer & Regina : Josephine Baker - History Chick’s did a great episode on her

Podcast Every Little Thing - Flora Lichtman -

Edyta Niemyjska : I recently finished reading a large fantasy series by Elizabeth Moon - The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter is the first book in the series
About Elizabeth Moon
Elizabeth Moon grew up on the Texas-Mexico border, a voracious reader and early writer. She spent much of her early years in a hardware store where nothing was in shrink-wrap or little plastic containers, and mule collars still hung on the back wall. She has a history degree from Rice University and a biology degree from the University of Texas at Austin, plus some graduate work in biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio; between the first two, she spent three years on active duty in the USMC. Her bibliography includes 25+ novels and 40+ short fiction works, nearly all in science fiction or fantasy. REMNANT POPULATION was a Hugo finalist in 1997; THE SPEED OF DARK won the Nebula Award in 2003.

Shelly Fromholtz : has anyone read Centennial by James Michener? If so, your thoughts?

LeAnn -  and Pickwick Papers 
The Jane Austen Project:  by Kathleen A. Flynn  -
Shelly’s stepdaughter recommends - Ask a Mortician - YouTube channel

Aimee recommends visiting (when possible) Whistler BC in May - Zipline through old growth rainforest

Jennifer knitting:
Reading Midnight Riot (Rivers of London series)  by Ben Aaronovitch
and Chair Yoga:

And then we got onto food…
Edyta Niemyjska : this is a great account by one of the winners of GBBO
Toshi : I love shrubs, but must use vinegar that’s naturally brewed
Edyta Niemyjska : she has lots of videos with instructions
Toshi : yes Morrocan okra with tomato is good
Toshi : brussel sprouts with chestnut  sauce


Our Narrator: Eden Ballantyne :

Eden became a storyteller, after years of acting and touring, with a variety of diverse theatre companies, performing in touring theatre, theatre in education, museums, theme parks and schools. Eden then started his own company Stories Alive; as a way of getting his head full of crazy historical characters and stories into the world. He now works independently across Britain, Italy, China and Canada. Performing as a variety of characters in all manner of interesting settings. With over 20 years acting experience performing and delivering workshops to people of all ages, he rarely regrets failing A level theatre studies.

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