Monday, November 4, 2013

Who wants to blog?

I'm not a writer and I know we have lots of writers in our group so if anyone wants to post on our blog site, please do so!!   Kay

The October meeting generated a lot of discussion on what makes a good book club book.  Of course Ashton Lee's book The Cherry Cola Book Club started the discussion.    One thing we all agreed on is that we want to read book that bring us out of our usual comfort zone and that give us new ways of looking at life.  We reflected on some of the books we have discussed in the past.  Some we learned about cultures we were unfamiliar with such as the foot binding in Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and the Japanese encampments in America through Jamie Ford's Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  Others reminded us of our experiences such as Kathryn Casey's The Killing Storm and her description of a hurricane blowing through Houston.    Ahhhh, we are definitely enriched by our reading and our friendship.

Reminder:  November meeting  The Astronaut's Wives Club by Lilly Koppel.  She will do a SKYPE interview.  Also bring contributions for our Christmas literacy project.