RM Books & Music – Cole Porter & The Guernsey Literary

Don’t let the crazy title scare you off!  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a charming novel for those of you looking for a good beach read! Meanwhile, this week’s music pick may be old school but the album is uniformly fantastic from beginning to end.

Night & Day: The Cole Porter Songbook

RebelMom Pick!

“Recorded over the course of thirty years, the voices of America’s best loved jazz singers pay an amazing tribute to the talent of Cole Porter. ” – Elysha Schickel

“…Culled from classic vocal performances of the ’50s, it simply revels in the grandeur of Porter’s witty wordplay and timeless melodies. And with a lineup deeper than the Yankees fabled Murderers Row, it hits a home run almost every time up…”Down Beat Magazine via Rhapsody.com

The Cole Porter Songbook - Night and Day - Various Artists

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

RebelMom Reader Pick!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“This book was a fascinating read that gives not only an understanding of the German occupation of the island of Guernsey, but also love stories seen through the lens of correspondence.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone!”-Kathy Schickel,  Mother of 7 – Natick, USA

“The story they tell has two interwoven strands: One involves the romantic entanglements of the chief character, 32-year-old London writer Juliet Ashton; the second involves her growing fascination with how the Guernsey islanders had weathered the five-year German rule….This is a Happily Ever After novel — After, that is, Several Sorrows Are Endured. It is also a book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary, to libraries personal and public, to bookstores and their owners, customers and contents, and expressed in Juliet’s comment to Dawsey: “That’s what I love about reading: One tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive — all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” – Roger K. Miller, Seattle Times

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