Thursday, June 23, 2011

News and Notes

Thanks to all you wonderful queens for volunteering for Boogie for Books! And especially to those wonderful guys who came to help out also.

Did you see the picture of Beverly and Jim in Jambalaya?   If not here's another shot at it:

July Meeting  Wed July 27  M L MALCOLM'S visit -  Planning Committee headed up by Queen Tracey, other members Beverly Martin, Marilyn Bonnette, Phyllis Stine and Keri Doise  
   Presently there will be a day event at Central Library, our meeting Wed evening and perhaps a writers group meeting that Bev Martin is arranging

August Meeting Wed AUG 24 (DATE IS CHANGED FROM REGULAR SCHEDULE)   KATHRYN CASEY'S VISIT   Planning Committee headed up by Queen Allison, members are Beverly M., Laurie, Barbara and Marilyn  Bonnette

Also Lake Charles American Press talks about summer reading and books clubs, mentioning our PQ club in here to take a look
American Press and PQ Book Club  edited article is pasted below:

With summer comes longer days and a time when many people take vacations. To stay mentally stimulated or just for pleasure, some people fill their vacation time reading books.
Lake Charles offers both members-only and public book clubs for its residents. The clubs typically meet once a month to discuss a broad variety of books.
A few of the clubs provided their reading lists from the past year and for the summer:

Southwest Louisiana Pulpwood Queens

This book club is part of the Beauty and the Book national club. The club’s 25 members wear tiaras to the once-monthly meetings at Stellar Beans coffee shop. The book recommendations are selected by the national club, and the members decide which books to discuss, said Kay Huck, who founded the local club after Hurricane Rita.
These are the June and July book recommendations:
“Georgia Bottoms” by Mark Childress.
“The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small-Town America, One Tiara at a Time” by David Valdes Greenwood.
“The Killing Storm” by Kathryn Casey.
“Heart of Deception” by M.L. Macolm.
“Gone with a Handsome Man” by Michael Lee West.
“WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty” by Mary Cunningham, Diana Black and Melinda Richarz Bailey.
“Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle” by Olivia daBelle Byrd.
“Murder at the Luther” by Kathleen Kaska.
“Thunder Beach” by Michael Lister.
The Pulpwood Queens’ children’s picks are:
“Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein.
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Philip Christian Stead.