Starting over after last year's fizzled book club efforts, we held our first Book Club meeting for 2010 on St. Patrick's Day. It was well attended and fun. We decided on a format and meeting time and will keep it up this time!
We'll be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. We'll either meet at the church or the home of that month's host. If you're hosting, you choose the book and lead the discussion. Treats are welcome by participants, but not required. The same goes for kids!
For our meeting on April 21st, Jenny Whiting volunteerd to host. We'll be reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, which came highly recommended from several different friends. We will let you know if it will be at Jenny's house or the church when we're closer to the date. The library has several copies and it only took me four days to get a copy and I was 6th on the waiting list!
To tell the truth, I'm kind of nervous about this selection. I'm a huge scaredy-cat and I'm worried I won't be able to sleep for weeks! How is everyone else feeling?
As a heads up, for May, we will probably be reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. It's an outstanding non-fiction book about food culture in America. It is very readable and conversational and I hope you'll give it a try. It's available from the library as an audio book or paper copy.
This blog has not been updated for a while and so I vote to delete it. What do you think everyone? This was a great idea, the clubs and all, but really who has the time? I haven't even been blogging on my own blog as much as I use to. This is my opinion of course, just let me know what is decided.
After further discussion, it's been decided that we'll read Friend Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg for March. I'm hoping we can get together to watch the movie and then talk about the differences between the two. Ideally, this would happen at a time we didn't have to bring the children. We'd also like to meet in a home instead of at the church since last time there were only four of us and we would've liked to use the IMDB website while imagining who would be cast in a movie version of Austenland. So, we need a volunteer host and we need to decide which day in the last week of March will work for us--whether it be early in the day or at night. Please comment if you'd like to host. Then, we'll work out the schedule around the host's preferences.