Thursday, March 22, 2007

bookclub.



One of my favorite things about living in Hembree Farms is our wonderful bookclub. We started in January 2000 with Memoirs of a Geisha. We've lost a few members when they moved away, but we've added new ones - and we're still going strong! There aren't any real rules about our group. The books aren't supposed to be 'deep'. We have wine and snacks and lots of really good discussion. I love how we all bring different perspectives and experiences to the discussions. And I've read some amazing books. That I probably wouldn't have ever picked on my own.

Patty hosted last night. She's picked Beautiful Dreamer by Christopher Bigsby. (the host always picks the book for the upcoming month). Last month, Shari hosted and she picked The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. So last night Shari led the discussion. I had to leave before we got too far, but it seemed unanimous that we were all amazed at how those two terrible parents could've had children who loved them and turned out ok.

I'm hosting in April and need to find a good book. My last pick wasn't very popular (The Eyre Affair), so I have to overcome that. Lots of pressure for something really good. Please share suggestions. Good thing I'm on vacation for Spring Break. Plenty of time for reading.

Here are few more photos I took last night:

beautiful table!


beautiful ladies!


Shari's in charge of the discussion


lively discussion (can you tell everyone likes to talk at the same time :-)

Try this link to access all the photos ->http://www.ritzpix.com/a/v.cfm?h=F3020B8E

Off today to play with Katie. Shopping, lunch (Bistro VG) and then the airport. Her flight to New York leaves at 4:45. Then a quick visit with my friends Lynn and Francie, picking up Sara from school (biology study session - big test tomorrow - swear her life seems to revolve around biology tests these days!) and then an evening of scrapbooking - have the bookclub photos and hopefully lunch with Katie to play with. Can't wait. ...and people ask me what I'll do when I retire in a few years. I'm not worried one bit about staying busy!

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