09-08-2007 07:45 PM
Welcome! I don't think you'll be disappointed either- different it is, and so much more. I couldn't put it down. Sarah's style is completely captivating.
09-10-2007 09:01 PM
Did I mention how wonderful it was to read everyone's introduction on this thread? What a great group.
09-11-2007 03:01 PM
09-13-2007 08:50 PM
I am a grandmother with 2 granddaughters and I love to read among other things. This book caught my eye but I am afraid everyone is ahead of me. I am starting it tonight.
Maybe next month I can be on time.
09-15-2007 08:34 AM
I just got this book yesterday and was hooked from page one.
(I was reading it while walking my dog :-).
I can't wait to get into it a bit more. What a great idea for a story.
Great idea Sarah!
Hope I can find a local book club discussion for this book.
09-15-2007 05:41 PM
I bet you're finished, or close to finishing this book- Don't worry about being on time, it doesn't matter at all when you get here, as long as you have fun. I'm so glad you joined us.
09-15-2007 06:57 PM
I received a coupon for garden spells online. On my way to a Labor Day picnic at my Mothers, I ran to B&N(my favorite store)to buy it. As I stated to Sarah, it was fantastic. I have, of course, raved about it to anyone who'll listen.
09-17-2007 08:58 PM
Welcome to your first book club! So glad you chose to join us. I'm with you on reading everywhere. I've shared this tidbit before, but I once read a novel while driving through New Mexico. Yes, I was driving. My dog refused to take the wheel. Shhh... don't tell the troopers! (If you've ever been to New Mexico, you know how this is possible... and almost irresistible!)
I'm also telling everyone I know about Garden Spells - I have a particular friend I've recommended it to repeatedly- she could really use a feel-good story in her life.
09-19-2007 11:01 AM
"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. ~François Mauriac
09-20-2007 02:12 PM
09-20-2007 02:31 PM
I'm in San Francisco now, but Maryland is my home state. I spent time in Baltimore, Randallstown, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, & Rockville. All my family is still back there, and I return often.
Also, I wanted to give you a tool if you ever want to find a book club in your local area. At this website:
you can type in your zip code, and it will give you a list of local book groups. If there are none, you can start one on your own and people can find you. I run a book group in SF with 80 registered members, and not only have many members found me through Readers Circle, authors and publishers have, too.
To join Bookcrossing to release books into the wild and catch wild books: http://members.bookcrossing.com/r/d6734128716f102a8555
09-20-2007 04:20 PM
09-20-2007 05:44 PM
I know I am a little late in joining the book club, but I have been looking for it. I found it under the B&N recommends sign at my local B&N and thought it sounded right up my ally, and boy was I right. I can't remember why I was in the store, either just to waste time(which I do while I am waiting to meet people) or looking for something to read.
I am an avid reader and am always on the look out for a good book.
09-21-2007 11:18 PM
And now that you've read this excellent book, I'm sure you all will be waiting on the edge of your seats for your B&N newsletter!
09-23-2007 05:12 PM
Apropos of nothing...F. Scott Fitzgerald visited Asheville from time to time in his day, when his wife was here. Once, he was hospitalized for gout and my great-aunt, then a nursing student, met him. She loved to tell the story of how he was in a PRIVATE room with a PRIVATE DUTY NURSE and it was FIVE DOLLARS A DAY. She couldn't get over it. At the time it was an incredible luxury.
09-24-2007 09:08 PM
I knew Fitzgerald was spoiled!
How interesting though, to have family that met one of the "classic" authors. I'm not sure I wanted to know he had gout though...
09-27-2007 07:51 PM