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Authors, links, lists and news -
And lots of helpful, piffy reviews
So grab a drink, find a comfy chair -
We have a lot of books to share.
What makes RJ's Views special?
"Old School Values!" Integrity, honesty, and respect were more than words - they had real world meaning. Back before signing your life away to make a purchase, you simply made the deal, shook hands and trusted the other person to follow through. . .based solely on their word. My GrandPa said 'keep your word and your conscience clean.' I started this blog with two goals . . .To share with readers the kind of review my book club wanted, but rarely found and stay true to my upbringing.
These days the values and standards passed on to me are called "old school." That's okay! Because out with the old and in with the new does not and should not apply to everything. Over the last ten years I have read a ton of books, met lots of terrific people and built a reputation my Grandparents would be proud of.
We have fun here too. There's lists of best sellers, children's opinions vs educators favorites, and banned book lists. Readers are always shocked to see most if not all the books on the banned list are on their shelves. I find it amazing that the most popular books seem to always make the list. Check it out.
This is my original Mission Statement. In ten years all that's changed is the name of my blog from 3RS Den to RJ's Views. The clipart and page decorations change from time to time, but the content of the statement is the same. I invite you to take a minute and read it.
I'm happy you stumbled upon our little blog. I hope you find the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable. I've designed the site to read like conversations between friends. Entertaining AND informative. See ya soon!
Bookmark this page so with a click you pull up a comfy chair and chatter awhile.
This Month RJ'sFrom the modern thriller master!
Read my full review
A solid, eerily relevant novel that keeps you reading until you run out of pages.
I just wanted everyone to know, I have not forgotten anyone. It seems the bed rest that is good for my fractures, wasn't so good for me. So, now I am battling pneumonia. Please, just hang tight and bare with me
I'll be making the rounds real soon!
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about Pairing Wine
Maybe it's just me - but, I've always had a difficult time selecting which wine goes with what entree. Then there's special occassions and wines seem to get more specific for these. Now here's a few helpful links for picking the right wines for your end of summer, Labor Day BBQ.
I receive an email from Stacey - a long time Views visitor, asking if I was pairing our book club books with specific wines ??? It seems the trendy book club thing is to pair the book we read with a wine that compliments the book. So, I found a lil bit of information to share with you today. I would love to be able to pair the book properly - because most of the time, the wine is what lured friends to join the book club in the first place. LOL
9 Book&Wine Pairs