Great question aimeehart and jzanger thanks so much for those links. Many of them were new to me and much appreciated.
I've been participating in Chowhound's Cookbook of the Month ("COTM") cook-along since September 2011 and have really been enjoying it. (My id there is "breadcrumbs")
Each month members nominate and vote on a book to cook from and then the winning book is selected and members post their reviews, tips, observations and photos throughout the month. Threads are archived but kept active so folks can continue to add to them long past the book's "official month".
This month we've been cooking from "Around My French Table" by Dorie Greenspan. Here's a link to that thread:
Here's a link to the historical COTM threads: