Monday, February 22, 2010

The Hospitable Book Club


Well, we've all finished reading Suzan Colon's book
Cherries in Winter : My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times.


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This Friday, 02-26-10, let's all get together and talk about it. Share your thoughts about the book or a favorite family recipe or Grandma's (or yours) tips for frugal living. If you have a story about family and food, let's dish! Leave a comment to let me know you'll be posting on Friday so I can get your link up. (I'm not sure I can handle Mr. Linky.)



16 comments:

Stacey said...

I will post about the book on Friday. :)

Suzan said...

Hi everyone,
Thanks so much for choosing "Cherries in Winter" as your Hospitable Book Club selection! Wish I could join you for the discussion... If there IS a way, please let me know. I'd welcome all questions and comments!
Thanks again and all the best,
Suzan Colon
author of "Cherries in Winter"

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lisa ~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends.
Since winter landed on our doorstep...it provided us the motivation for a few indoor remodeling projects...in two homes! Which can be a bit daunting. So, I appreciate the breaks I get for blog visits.
Looks like you've been busy enjoying a good read. I will check it out. There's nothing like curling up with a good book, especially in the throws of winter.
It's wonderful how sharing blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas.
I hope you can stop by so we can reacquaint ourselves.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Tara said...

Can't wait to see what everyone says about the book. I have been wanting to read it, but just haven't had time. I see the author stopped by for a visit...WOW!
Hugs,
Tara

Liz said...

Hi Ya! You know I watched Persuasion last night....LOVED it! :) I won't have the book read by Friday. I just finished my book for my book club that meets tonight...ugh! But this one looks really good. That sounds like a really great idea to get together and talk about the book. I should have gotten my act together sooner...
~Liz

Laura said...

I'll be there Friday-

I hope I don't forget! I do that a lot lately.

Laura

Melissa Miller said...

That sounds like a great book Lisa. I'm going to check it out for sure.

Thank you for your sweet visit and kindness regarding my weight loss. I appreciate it very much my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

cindy said...

I never did make the time to pick this up. Thanks for the reminder though and I hope the discussion is good!

-c
yapping cat

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh how can I join for the next book club? I've always wanted to join a book club. I scrolled through quickly and didn't catch where to get more information. Your current choice looks good. I'll have to check it out.

Laura said...

Here is my link Lisa-

Laura @ White Spray Paint

http://whitespraypaint.blogspot.com/2010/02/cherries-in-winter.html

Susan S. said...

Here there Laura....I've read the book and really enjoyed it! I loved seeing all the "old recipes" typed out on the yellowed paper. It reminded me of recipes handed down by my mother. In fact, one summer, she gave me the job of typing all her recipes on little white cards. I type recipes she'd torn out of magazines and the handwritten ones too....but I could never throw away the handwritten ones...they are just too special.
I hope to get it together enough to post about Cherries tomorrow. And HOW COOL that the author sent you a comment...!!!! WOW!

trish said...

I really enjoyed this little book.
I hope I can drop by later this afternoon and read all the responses! :o)
Sincerely ~ Trish

Suzan said...

Hi everyone! I Tweeted about the book discussion, so maybe a few new people will drop by Hospitable Pursuits. Thanks again to all who read "Cherries" or will be reading :) If you have any questions, you can leave them here or drop me a line at info@cherriesinwinter.com. Nice to be able to visit a virtual book group--mine got cancelled tonight due to snow! About two feet here in Hudson County and--oh my... It's snowing again.
Anyway: Susan S., so glad you liked seeing Nana's recipes in the book. And really glad to hear you have your own handwritten recipes from your mother! I love hearing about people who dig out the old recipe file once they read about how great it was for me to find Nana's recipes. Wish I could see yours. What are some of the dishes?

I'm Just a Southern Girl said...

Well, I missed the book club! Darn! I went to the library to check out this book, and I would be third in line and someone had it 10 days overdue..so I bought it. I'm glad I did too. It's a delightful book, and I passed it on to my daughter to read. I have my mother's recipe box with her recipes, and some from her friends, written by them. Its priceless to me.
I have the original recipe from my favorite birthday cake when I was a kid, which is a Maraschino Cherry Nut Cake. I try to make it but I just dont get it right!
I also have the same Crisco Cookbook my grandmother had, I didnt get hers, but I found a copy on Ebay.
I did so much enjoy reading this book. I wish I had more stories, so I am starting to write mine down. I know my grandchildren might like to hear them when they are older.
Suzan, thanks for giving us this delightful book!
SG

Suzan said...

And thanks to all of you for reading it! You warmed this little author's heart... :)

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