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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday | Sunset (promised).

...I think I jinxed us when I shared that poem last week about "bright blue skies". yeah, since then we've had rain, thunder, lightening and tornados. but mostly rain. and lots of gray skies. finally this afternoon the sky cleared and promised a beauty of a sunset

just before I had to leave for bookclub*. As I drove I watched the sky darken and the clouds turn to a luminous pink. I barely caught the last glimpse of that promised sunset once I arrived.

*the book was A Prayer for Owen Meany, one of my all-time favorites from last summer. I had volunteered months ago to lead the discussion and I did my homework this morning to prep, but whoa. The group came through big. We talked about the book (one thing I love about church bookclub is that we do talk about the book!) for over an hour and I think everyone left with a renewed appreciation for both John Irving and Owen Meany. This was my first meeting with the group since January when I read (and was charmed by) a book about Downton Abbey. I was happy to re-connect. This group definitely expands my horizons (it's a goal to read many different genres, including non-fiction - not my favorite) but I haven't always followed through on the reading. It's a church bookclub; you're almost encouraged to show up especially if you haven't read the book! We vote on our 2015 reading list in December. Stay tuned.

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Blogger Carole said...

Whoa - a book club that talks about the book?!? Unheard of! Glad you enjoyed your evening.

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014  
Blogger margene said...

My group ALWAYS talks about the book and our leader keeps us on tasks. It's one reason we've been together for 27 years. I must read Owen Meany. I've meant to for years! Thank you, thank you for the Waterlogued sunset! I still love that app and the beautiful pictures you create with it.

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014  
Blogger Bonny said...

That sounds like the perfect book club! I just finished an average book that I wished had been better, so I will be reading Owen Meany as soon as my hold is ready at the library. Can't wait to hear about the group's 2015 reading list!

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014  
Blogger Honoré said...

Love a Waterlogue sunset and like you, not any spectacular this week! Rain and clouds! What a treat for you to have a great sunset to commemorate a great evening discussing a great book!

Thursday, 16 October, 2014  
Blogger Kym said...

A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my Top Five Books OF ALL TIME. I so, so love that book! (Lovely watercolor photos, by the way!)

Thursday, 16 October, 2014  
Blogger Lydia said...

A new book to try, so far our book club has done a great job of talking about the book.

Friday, 17 October, 2014  
Blogger Patty said...

That is one of my brother's favorite books as well. I've got to add it to the list! And the photo...thank-you! (You could have done You're Welcome Wednesday like Ellen!) :-)

Friday, 17 October, 2014  

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