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Subject: Cozy to read for discussion beginning Sept 15.
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 6:15 PM ET
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Here is the next read.  We'll read this and discuss mid Sept, so you have lots of time to order and read.  

Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. 

Date Posted: 8/5/2012 11:30 PM ET
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Okay, I have extra credits, so, after I checked and my library doesn't have that one (I knew they had several Flukes, I have read some of hers from my library), I went ahead and ordered it. I want in on the book club!

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:42 AM ET
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Latricia, Welcome aboard.   We do have fun in this book club.  No cleaning to host a group, though in books that have recipes we sometimes cook and share our opinions  on them.

Subject: Yay
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 10:06 AM ET
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Yay, so excited my book got picked.  Deb thanks for doing the discussion!

 

Charlene

Subject: Hi Everyone I am Cindy and new here
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:43 PM ET
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Hi all just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Cindy and i am new here.  Just ordered Carrot Cake Murders to read for September 15 and am really looking forward to it.

 

Chat with you all soon.

 

Happy Reading!!!

Cindy

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:48 PM ET
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Yay!  Welcome Cindy!!

 

Charlene

 

Date Posted: 8/7/2012 7:35 AM ET
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Welcome, Cindy!!

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 1:47 PM ET
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I want in too.  I have read a lot of J. Fluke's books but not this one.  I am excited to get started..

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 5:04 PM ET
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Queenreader,  welcome.   We're only on our second cozy, but this bookclub has been around for close to a year.  We recently read   Sticks and Scone.

I come up with brilliant discussion questionsblush, and we just have fun.

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 5:24 PM ET
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Welcome, Karen!!

Date Posted: 8/11/2012 11:07 PM ET
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I got my book today.   I am llooking at the recipes and the salmon cakes look yummy to me.  

Date Posted: 8/14/2012 4:56 PM ET
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There's salmon cakes? That sounds like an amazing idea. I've been craving those. Now I will just wait for my book and try her recipie - or some combanation of hers and mine, or - well, anyway, I'll wait for the book. But I really like my own salmon cake recipe.

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 6:59 PM ET
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I think mine is lost in limbo. It was marked delivered last Friday but it wasn't delivered to me. 

Subject: Extra Copy of The Carrot Cake Murder
Date Posted: 8/15/2012 1:27 PM ET
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To All in this group;

 

I have an extra copy of this book!  If anyone needs it or would like it you can send me a message and i will send it priority mail so you get in in 1 to 2 days.

 

Thanks

 

Cindy

Subject: Loving the Book and the Recipes!
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 9:02 PM ET
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I am loving this book so far and the recipes!  Yummy crab cakes!

 

Cindy

Date Posted: 8/30/2012 10:59 PM ET
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I am approximately half way through the book and, although I am enjoying it all right, I am somewhat overwhelmed with all the characters -- I can´t keep track of who is who!  This is my first Fluke book, though, so maybe that has to do with it.   And I don´t know if I just missed a sentence explaining it or what (I read right before falling asleep), but why is Hannah attending all the reunion events when it isn´t even her family -- just because she makes cookies for them and her business partner is related to them??  And how old is Hannah supposed to be, anyway?  She seems quite young.

I am reading in full "fluff" mode -- not trying to figure out whodunnit or anything,  just along for the ride. 

I am currently in the middle of making the "party cookies" recipe from chapter 14;  I made the dough a little while ago and it is chilling.  (Actually, half is chilling and half is in the freezer for another occasion.)   I plan to cut and bake tomorrow.  I dyed my dough red and green and am thinkjing about maybe drizzling them with white chocolate.   I´ll post a photo if they turn out okay.

:-)  

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 2:23 PM ET
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I haven't started reading it yet.  I don't want to read it too early because I forget too much by the time the discussion starts.  I'll start it in the next couple days.  

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 7:07 PM ET
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Photo of the "Party Cookies" as posted on my FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152001889895551.886542.783170550&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=10152059106130551&set=a.10152001889895551.886542.783170550&type=3&theater 

 

The colors are a bit garish here, but I needed them to be red, green and white for a certain occasion.  I took the "leftover" cookies to work today and they were made much of, which kind of surprised me because yeah, they were good, but nothing unusually fabulous beside the fact that you can make them in whatever color scheme you need..  It´s just a basic sugar cookie recipe and I filled some with frosting (out of a can) and drizzled others with white chocolate.

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:26 PM ET
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Yum, Robin, those look good!!

Date Posted: 9/7/2012 9:11 AM ET
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Finished Carrot Cake Murder last week on vacation, loved it!  Went and got the first 3 of Joanne Fluke's coxy mysteries!!  Going to read them all!

 

Cindy

Date Posted: 9/10/2012 5:50 PM ET
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Less than a week until discussion starts.    Hope you are all enjoying these last days of summer.  Tomorrow it is supposed to be 90 in Minnesota.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 11:04 AM ET
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Darn!  I read the Carrot Cake Murders but missed the disucssion!!!!

 

Loved the book though!

 

Cindy

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 12:15 PM ET
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You didn't  miss the discussion.  We are just starting.   See the other thread.