Thursday, August 20, 2009

Book Club Meets Tonight

Maggie remembers how many years we've been in existence, but I don't. There are at this point six members present and one reading along in Massachusetts, and we gather on the third Thursday of the month at one another's homes to discuss the book we selected the month before. It's a terrific thing for those of us who tend to read the same types of books all the time. We expand our horizons (kind of like making a quilt block out of orange fabric because a friend needs one).

Tonight we're discussing The Secret Life of Bees, one of my all-time favorite books. We generally try to avoid books that are political or religious, but we'll be fine with this one.

I've got the picture of the Black Madonna to put on the door. Last night I made a 7-up cake (remember how May talked about being kissed after baking one?) to serve, and this afternoon I'm going to make some honey cookies. And of course there will be tiny portions of Coke with salted peanuts to augment our regular "red or white?"

I'm so ready.


8 comments:

PattiCakes said...

I just loved loved loved that book!!

Another book your group might be interested in is called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's written in the around the folk on the Isle of Guernsey during and just after WWII. It would give rise to a lot of very good conversation. I am totally absorbed in it right now, and have almost missed my train stop twice this week because I'm so caught up in it.

*karendianne. said...

I thought I was coming. You didn't mention that I was coming. Is it embarrassing to say that I'm going to be there all the way from LeeHaven? It is, ha? I'm an embarrassment to the family. I knew it.

Swedish said...

That book is on my to be read shelf. I suggested it my book club last month. I think I'll suggest it again! Have fun tonight!

PattiCakes said...

The Black Madonna looks so much like a Russian icon that I have. It was my grandmother's (she was Russian Orthodox), and I treasure it.

kimquiltz said...

Sounds like SO much fun, I wanna come too! You really know how to throw a party, girl...of course, you ARE a Nancy, and in my neck of the woods, that's a given!

quiltmamajb said...

That was just a tremendous book! I loved it. And how cool that you are making honey cookies...I so wanted to visit those sisters when I finished reading it. I concur with Patticakes about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - another great read with unforgettable characters. Have a good time tonight!! Piece...

Little Mysteries said...

Sounds like a wonderful night. I have never read the secret lifes of Bees, so I'm putting it on my list. Hope you have a great weekend.

G'G'ma said...

The book club that I'm in read the "Bees" last spring. Not a single negative comment at the end. We watched the movie but only had chips and popcorn. I think I like your refreshments better!!