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Monday, January 7, 2019

In which the mystery book group discusses The Alice Network...

I was going to write a recap of our mystery group's discussion of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  However, one of our mystery group members, Gayle, has a blog too, It's a Mystery!  She wrote a great post about it, so, I'm going to send you there.  Here's the link to her thoughts on this book and our meeting.

Gayle is such a great member of our group.  She always makes a list and spreadsheet when we have our 'best of the year' meeting and also when we read for a theme or 'award winning/nominated' books.  Plus, she subs for me when I have to be out if she can.  She's practically perfect!!  Take a look at her blog and what she shares.  She loves the new mystery movies that have been made from successful cozies and writes about them.  She also is in contact with several authors that might not be familiar to you.  It's a Mystery! is a blog that I can recommend!

As to what I thought about The Alice Network, I enjoyed it very much.  I want to read more books this year with these 'unknown' stories about women's contributions to war efforts.  And, yes, this one is based on real people and real situations.  Kate Quinn has new book coming out soon and I'll be talking about that on Wednesday. 

30 comments:

  1. Fun! I'll go check out Gayle's blog. I love finding new ones to love :)

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    1. You'll like hers, Susan. Glad you'll check it out.

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    1. It was quite an interesting book, Kathy.

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  3. I do love both fiction and nonfiction about the two World Wars, and I especially enjoy reading about the efforts of women.

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    1. It would be worth your while to try, Lark.

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  5. Sound like a good read... adding to my wish list.

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    1. It's a good one, JoAnn, and based on real characters and a true story.

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  6. Thanks Kay! We have such a fun group that I don't mind doing the extras. And you pick the best books for us!

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    1. I appreciate it, Gayle, more than you can know. And I have a good time trying to figure out what's next for the group. All these other bloggers help me a lot with suggestions.

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  7. I need to check out Gayle's blog! This has been on my TBR for awhile and I'm super curious to see what Gayle thought.

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    1. Glad you'll 'meet' Gayle, Katherine. You two share some mystery love and mystery movie love.

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  8. Sounds great! I'm hoping to read more historical fiction this year.

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  9. I enjoyed The Alice Network and I was lucky enough to win a copy of Kate Quinn's next book!

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  10. How fun it must be to be part of a group where everyone enjoys the same genre so much!

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    1. It's been a really good group. We have a great time and I've really enjoyed being part of it. We're right upon our 11-year anniversary.

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  11. Sounds like a good one! Will add this to my wishlist.

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  12. I signed up to follow Gayle's blog-- looks like a fun one! I'm not sure if I'd read this one only because I'm not interested in 1900-1950 history of this country, don't know why but I prefer the much older stories, when it's considered historical. Though I know I'm getting old when I saw a book from the '60s tagged as historical fiction, sigh!

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    1. I know - when did the '60's and '70's become so vintage. LOL

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  13. I saw something on Facebook about Book Club Girl's club reading this book this month. Reese Witherspoon also read this book for her club a few months back. Quite popular, it is.

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    1. It is definitely popular. In fact, our group had a hard time getting copies at the library. There were a lot of copies, but in between the time of my scheduling it and our reading and discussion - popularity boomed.

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  14. Going over to check out It's A Mystery.

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    1. Great, Pat! Nice to see your comment, by the way. I've missed seeing you around.

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  15. I've been curious about this book so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. And, definitely will be checking out Gayle's blog. Love meeting other fellow central TX bookworms :)

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    1. Oh yes, Iliana, you should definitely give Gayle's blog a try. I think she knows that you're here with us in the Austin area.

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