Friday, September 25, 2020


 Went to my book club last night, after 6 months of NOT GOING...we had our meeting outside, so we were all being socially apart.  We all brought our own chairs and talked about books, what everyone has been doing and the goings on in our little town.  This weekend is the Dick Tail Run, which is everything James Dean,  so there are lots of folks here to see the cars.   

The books for this book club meeting is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.


I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.” So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she tries to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.(Amazon)


It was Edwin who wanted to build a new house.  I didn't mind the old Queen Anne on Oak Park Avenue.  It was full of the things of my childhood, and I found it comforting after so many years away.  But Ed was possessed by the idea of having something modern.  I wonder if he reflects on those days now--on the fact that it was he who craved a place entirely his own.


"I don't know. Why are children always making hiding places?  You tell me"  John pondered it.  "Because we like to have secret places that maybe only our best friends know about."


The question today is...

Do you have a pet peeve about books?

I always use a bookmark when I have lots of them...I pick them up in some of the strangest places...people are always giving away book marks. 

I haven't started the book yet...but the synopsis sounds intriguing.  Have you read this book?  If so, let me know what you thought of it.

Hope everyone has an awesome... 


  1. I so enjoyed reading Loving Frank soon after it was published. In fact, it was the very first selection of one of my book clubs and we still all remember it fondly.

  2. This book sounds very good.
    I use an ereader but when I do read a paperback I use a bookmark also. I hate bent corners.

  3. My book club read this a while back. I generated a LOT of conversation!

  4. This sounds like aperfect book club read! Happy weekend!

  5. Sounds like a very interesting read! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Super interesting book! I love historical fiction vibes :) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!


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