Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March book

Hey kids.

I didn't do a very random pick for this month's book. I decided that we should go with one that keeps coming up but never gets picked. I think at least 2 of us have had this book on our lists at least once or twice.. or three or four times in Deanna's case.

So in March we are going to read The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls.

I think we all can agree, whether we got through the book or not, the last one was a little friggin' weird. Here's hoping that this next book we all will be able to stomach.

Happy reading.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Year, BIG NEWS!

A BIG Congratulations goes out to our sweet Liz on her new job! In the past year 4 of the 5 of us were all unemployed at some point, damn this economy. We are all proud of you Liz. You truly are a 'wonderful person'.

We've dropped two of our books from our up next list because they were choices from people that are no longer in the club. This months book was chosen quickly due to time and because February is a short month I wanted to give everyone as much time to read as possible. If I haven't gotten your picks for the next draw (Nancy) please get them to me asap so that I can let you guys know what the next few books will be.

Happy reading.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hey Girls,

Thanks so much for inviting me into your book club! I had a great time on Tuesday, and look forward to reading and discussing many more books!

See you soon,

Monday, November 30, 2009

November Meeting

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! This is just a reminder that the November's meeting will be held tomorrow night (Dec. 1st) at 6:30 pm. We'll be discussing Liz's pick, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal . I'm hosting this month's meeting, so if you didn't get the email I sent out a week ago or you need directions to my apartment or you need my phone number, leave a comment or send me an email. Can't wait to see you all tomorrow night!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Down by Two

Devastating. In one week we lost two members. I have to say I'm a little sad. Kristen has been a member since the beginning. She, along with Lisa and my self, were the among the first people who answered a gal named Mandy's Craig's List ad. Once Mandy left it was just the three of us trying to keep it together and keep reading. We posted an ad hoping to get more people to join our little group and in walked Anita. Anita and a few other ladies joined our group last fall. We've read a lot of books and had a lot of ups and downs in our lives since we all met. I know that I have made some good friends in my book club ladies. We will miss you Kristen and Anita. Your opinions were valued and your laughter was infectious. I hope life treats you both well and you are always welcome back.

Happy Reading. -Sarah

Monday, October 19, 2009

So long, farewell

Hey y'all, with the next meeting right around the corner, I think it's time for me to bow out. My Tuesday dates with a friend making stained glass are resuming, and I've got a few other things for which I need to drum up some scheduling space (hello, gym, I'm looking at you). It's been such fun reading with you and I hope you keep it up! If you ever have a question about how your book sold, or how it was reviewed when it came out, shoot me an email! Maybe I could be the publishing consultant.

Good luck in all you do. Keep me posted on major life events, and I hope to run into you again in the future. Maybe next Restaurant Week? Very best. Happy fall!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

September Meeting

Thanks to everyone that was able to make it to the September meeting. It was one of the shortest meetings we've ever had. Strange.

Our book for September was Netherland by Joseph O'Neill. The New York Times gave it a good review... "....It’s too urbane, too small-boned, too savvy to carry much Dreiserian sweep and swagger. But here’s what “Netherland” surely is: the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we’ve yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell. On a micro level, it’s about a couple and their young son living in Lower Manhattan when the planes hit, and about the event’s rippling emotional aftermath in their lives. On a macro level, it’s about nearly everything: family, politics, identity." (NYTimes) But the general feeling of the the group was the opposite. Unfortunately we didn't like it.

For those of you that couldn't make it to the meeting; if you had a different take on the book, maybe a more positive one, please let us know what you thought.

October's meeting will be held at Meridith's home. She mentioned something about a Halloween theme. She will post more about it along with directions later this month.

Happy Fall and Happy Reading!