Monday, June 9, 2014

"The Husband's Secret" Part I Book Club Ideas {by Liane Moriarty}



This Books Moderator was
KELLIE!

*As Moderator, Kellie planned the entire evening: finding all of the book inspired décor, putting together the menu, hosting the giveaway, creating the discussion questions and giving each of us our own SECRET letter that we opened during the discussion!
THANK YOU Kellie!

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"None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives  could have and maybe should have taken. It's probably just as well. Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever. Just
ask Pandora." — Liane Moriarty (The Husband's Secret)



We read THE HUSBANDS SECRET for the month of May and discussed it first thing in June and can I just say,
...this book is fantastic!
I loved it. I finished it in no time flat because I HAD to know how it was all going to end!
This book has gotten loads of attention and good reviews for a reason, do yourself a favor and read this book asap!

WHY ARE THERE THREE DIFFERENT BOOK COVERS??
         Moriarty likes to have a different book cover for United States, United Kingdom and Australia for all her books.
*The cover with the balloon is the Australian book cover.
*The cover with the shattering flower is the American book cover.
*The cover with the butterfly in the jar is the United Kingdom cover.
Kellie did a great job making sure each book cover was represented in the decor she set up!

Since this book was based in Australia and was written by an Australian author, we decided to have an Australian inspired BBQ complete with shrimp on the barbie.
Check out our complete Australian BBQ menu...
Kellie ordered some of the infamous VEGEMITE from Australia  for us all try....
...How was it you ask? Let's just say that she had PLENTY of it leftover.
Vegemite is a yeast extract that has a salty, malty flavor and is used on toast and sandwiches and must be an acquired taste because it's no peanut butter!


Chanel brought her super tasty quinoa and spinach salad that she blogged about HERE and trust me, you will WANT this recipe for your next get together because it will blow your mind with how good it is!

The Food was seriously SOOOOO GOOOOOD!
[I dare you to resist licking your screen]
And can we talk about the desserts...
YES LETS!
(Have I mentioned that I LOVE when authors mention lots of desserts in their books?!)


We were treated to FRENCH MACAROONS, HOT CROSS BUNS & INDIVIDUAL PAVLOVAS with a delicious strawberry sauce...Drool.

You can find a similar hot cross bun recipe HERE and the individual pavlova recipe can be found HERE.
Here's a little "DID YOU KNOW" about Liane Moriarty.

Liane's been heli-skiing, skydiving and scuba diving but now prefers to run around with
her kids. She mentions that she only ever went skydiving once and has no intention of ever doing it again. She likes to give the impression that she's led an incredibly active, athletic life to make up for all the hours she now spends lying around reading novels and eating Turkish Delight!

In honor of Liane, we made sure to have lots of Turkish Delight around to nibble on while we discussed her brilliant book.
You can find the Pomegranate delights HERE and the fruit delights HERE.
It's no secret that there is a LOT more to share with you about our book club meeting on The Husbands Secret so make sure to check back this Wednesday for the final post with all of our meeting details and all the printables and downloads you could ever want!

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