A big thank you to Melissa for being a most gracious and laid-back host for the stimulating and powerful discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. The French Martinis and tempura avocado were the perfect accompaniments to a stimulating conversation on medical advancement and human testing. Shannon did an excellent job at facilitating our conversation and showed us this great special from the CBS Morning Show, which brought many of the characters and issues presented in the book to life. I would like to add a special thank you to Shirley and Kim Oh for their insight into life in the world of research, and their personal experiences working with human subjects. I am continually impressed by the brainpower in our group.
We had a great time at June and Willie’s last night. Food and fellowship were exquisite and I thoroughly enjoyed the fire, though I am sad that we are still requiring extra warmth when spring is so close. Olive Kitteridge provided a great starting point for thoughtful discussions on relationships, child-rearing, satisfaction, and attaining the magical “74”. We really missed all who were unable to come. While you may have passed up on a delectable portabella lasagna we don’t want you to miss out next time so I am using this blog (also newly announced) to help keep us all in the loop and well informed.
Things to know: We now meet officially on the 2nd Thursday of the month -PERIOD.
Our meeting in April (the 8th!) will be at Kathy’s house and we will be reading “Let the Great World Spin” there are 22 holds on the library’s 4 copies so I recomend you follow the link to Amazon on the side of this webpage and buy the book.
Our next two books will be “Cutting for Stone” and “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” for May and June respectively. More details and links to come in following blogs. There will be an official “April Book Selection” post with directions to Kathy’s house and you will be able to respond with what tasty treats you will bring to the shindig. I will also be posting an official roster and book-picking committees in the coming days so be on the look-out and check back for updates.
In the meantime don’t hesitate to post a response to this blog and let me know what you would like to see. If anyone is interested in admin rights I will be more than happy to set you up so you can join me in posting information.
I can already feel organization creeping in!