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Lady on Literature, Laura, on The Dinner

"The Dinner"…. a dark and disturbing read with a cast of increasingly nasty fictional characters, brings a whole new meaning to “Guess whose coming to dinner?’  This is a novel that sticks with you, unsettles you and compels discussion. In this regard, it was a...

Bill Gates in China

John Wood devotes an entire chapter to Bill Gates in China. The author explains how, after his return from the book delivering trip to Nepal, he is consumed with preparations for the Big Boss's visit to Beijing. It's interesting to learn the truth, that communist...

Maybe Microsoft Man is a little Romantically Detached?

John Woods…A Microsoft Man   I enjoy author and philanthropist extraordinaire, John Wood’s casual story-telling voice. Clearly a brilliant man, he writes well, though the strength of the book (at least thus far) is the true story itself; the material that arise from his experiences, rather than...

Ladies on Literature and our New Line-Up

We at the LOL are just about ready to embark upon our next book! Meanwhile, don't you love Kathy's sticky notes, complete with each member's name and the date of their meeting? Too cute. Stay tuned for the announcement of our August read, coming at...

08 Jul
A Chip Dip of the Potato Kind

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of the Brown Eyed Baker: browneyedbaker.com "Soul food is just what the name implies. It is soulfully cooked food or richly flavored food, good for your ever-loving soul." Sheila Ferguson "Soul food is not lean cuisine." Sarah Ban Breathnach Ah, yes, what is most scrumptious is...

05 Jul
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting: From BEB

(photo & recipe credit: browneyedbaker.com) My friends know it. My family certainly knows it (& both loves and resents me for it), but I adore baking. I'm not sure if it's because I grew up in a house where beautifully baked cookies or crumbling cake oozing...

Laughter with the LOL

Another LOL Meeting, another night of merriment and moments I'll treasure. I just adore  these women who are so much more than a group of gals I share a love of reading with: they are friends. Without fail, each time we get together, unexpected topics...

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Great, According to Good Reads

  I enjoy the goodreads site (www.goodreads.com/book/show/13227454-the-unlikely-pilgrimage-of-harold-fry). It's a great spot to hit if you want to read an array of reviews. In fact, I realize I should be contributing to said site! Why not post an LOL take on the novels we've read? I'll add...

Harold Fry: Journeying from Helpless to Hopeful

In the beginning of Harold's walk, there is hope. Embarking upon any new journey, there is trepidation, fatigue, uncertainty, but there is also excitement and aspiration. Harold can scarcely believe it himself: the quiet man who barely says boo is setting out to cross the...