Chocolat by Joanne Harris

  • October 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The non-horror book for October, but still Halloween themed!  (The late October book will be a horror novel.)

This is a 6:30 meeting since it is at Unwined (Wine Styles) and they close at 8:00ish. Attendees are invited to bring a chocolate of choice to share! 


From Amazon - "In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. 
Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday."


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  • Jim C.

    Excellent book. The guys voted it more favorably than the women, interestingly: 3.5/4 vs 3/5. They found it tempting, delicious and satisfying vs the women who found it overstated, less than satisfying and leaving them hungry for a better finish. I thank everyone for all the amazing chocolates treats to enhance the mouth-feel, I mean book.

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • Rosemary T.

      Excellent analysis, Jim, but I usually do get a better finish.....I mean books.

      October 8, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    Great books with unsatisfying ending for me.

    October 8, 2013

  • Rachel

    Not feeling well tonight :(

    October 7, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    My chocolate tree in my back yard is still producing, so I will bring something.

    Going down to the wire on this one. I'm on page 211 and craving chocolate.

    October 7, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Look forward to seeing everyone this evening. Remember, 6:30 start, and bring a chocolate to share if you would like.

    October 7, 2013

  • Dawn

    Family birthday dinner. Have fun-I really enjoyed the book

    September 30, 2013

  • Shannon

    I need to re-read this and don't think I'll have time before our meeting. Have fun!

    September 17, 2013

  • Shannon

    I LOVE this book!!!

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Michelle

      I will have to wait to read this some other time. I just realized I cant make the meeting and I am not going to have time to devour this book. Jonny depp will have to wait :)

      September 15, 2013

    • Hilary

      I just realized that I HAVE read the Girl With No Shadow. It was good but not as good as Chocolat.

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • James G.

    I agree completely

    September 12, 2013

  • Dawn

    Can we have 14 attend? :)

    3 · September 10, 2013

    • amoreena

      Who knew book club was such a hot commodity?!?

      1 · September 11, 2013

    • Michael

      Don't get me wrong I love the books but I really enjoy all of you ...And that's part of the excitement and joy Of being part of this group!

      2 · September 12, 2013

  • James G.

    Did you mean exclusive ;-)

    September 11, 2013

  • James G.

    Interesting book

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Michelle

    Yum seems kind of dangerous to read. Thinking about it already.

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • James G.

    I promise not to get drunk :-)

    September 10, 2013

  • Michael

    Hi Steve thanks for tonight ! I was wondering I was second on the waiting list for Enders game ... Donna was ahead of me ... looking at the waiting list now it looks like I'm fourth If it goes top to bottom ... somehow Danielle and Brianna got about me And Donna... Am I reading that right?

    September 9, 2013

    • Shannon

      I just checked and you are in our group for Enders Game! :) :)

      1 · September 10, 2013

    • Steve H.

      The system normally automatically adds people on the waiting list in the order they entered the waiting list. You were actually second in line, behind Donna. So it worked right. It must have been sorted wrong or something.

      September 10, 2013

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