October Book Club

Happy Fall Ladies! I can hardly believe summer has faded and we are only days away from delving into the Roaring Twenties. We will be gathering at Shirley’s home, Thursday October 14th at 6:30 to be regaled with some 20s paraphernalia.  Shirley will be serving an Italian casserole with crusty bread.

I know we have some tennis players who will be battling their way to victory that night so please be sure to RSVP Using the “comment” link below let us know if you will be able to attend and what dish and/or beverage you would like to bring.

September Book Club

Our September meeting is just a week away! Bonnie Krebs will be our gracious host and is planning some Japanese treats in keeping with the theme of our novel, Spring Snow. See Bonnie’s message below suggesting accompaniments to her main dish. Click on “leavea comment” below this post to let us know if you are coming and if you will bring a treat.

Hi Girls!  Since our book for September was written by a Japanese author, it seems fitting to have a Japanese meal, or at least something akin to that!  Therefore, for our entrée I am planning to serve a soba noodle dish with veggies and shrimp. June has offered to make springrolls and/or sakatini martinis; I wonder if she means sokittoyu martinis???  If any of you would like to contribute something you might consider picking up sushi, or bring a salad, appetizer or dessert, and wine.   Anything will be appreciated, Japanese or otherwise!   Again, my address is 133 Queensberry Crescent click here for a link.

I hope to see you on the 9th!    Bonnie

Flappers for Fall!

We will be transported back to the Roaring Twenties for our October read of the Jonathan Zeitz’s  “Flapper”. With words like “Modern” “Sex” and “Madcap” in the subtitle I don’t know how this read could keep our toes from tapping.

Learn more about Alabama native and flapper original Zelda Fitzgerald, often viewed as the prototype flapper, and then come share your thoughts over a delicious dinner and a glass of wine.

We will convene a on the 2nd Thursday of the month,  which lands on October 14th.

June BookClub Rescheduled!!

Due to a minor accident in at the Oh home, which resulted in an eye patch and thankfully more headache  than serious concern, we are going to postpone our discussion of Larsson “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” until June 24th. Same location, same menu, but hopefully with our tennis players and travellers and others unable to make tomorrow’s regularly scheduled meeting. Please respond to the poll if you are going to be able to come to the make-up.

The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

It has been a long time since I have indulged in a murder mystery, and I am beginning to question what took me so long! I finally finished Cutting for Stone over the weekend (BTW I loved the ending) and am now officially addicted to Steig Larsson’s quick-paced and suspenseful prose. What a treat!

It will also be a treat to see you all in a few weeks to discuss this novel over a lovely dinner at Kim Oh’s. We currently do not have a discussion leader, so if no one signes up you may be arbitrarily appointed. Kim has already published a tentative menu of Swedish Meatballs with rice balls for the vegetarians. I will plan on bringing a summery sweet treat. Everyone else click on “comment” below and let us know if you can make it on the 10th and if so, what you will be bringing.

Cutting for Stone -May 13

May’s selection takes us to Ethiopa and into the life of a renowned phsysician (something our group knows a little bit about…. 🙂

We will be meeting at Rachel’s house, at our usual meeting time of 6:30 pm the second Thursday of May.Directions will be posted soon.  Bonnnie will be leading the discussion and I will announce the July Read. Be sure to check back soon for updates on information relevant to our book and impending discussion.

“Let the Great World Spin” Interview w/ McCann

I just came across this fantastic interview with Colum McCann right after he was nominated for the National Book Award. I encourage you to read it:

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_f_mccann_interv.html

In this interview McCann mentions the title of his book came from this line in , Locksley Hall a Tennyson poem:

“Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range.”
Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change.

To read Locksley Hall in its entirety:

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/hh/locksley.htm