Sunday, July 5, 2015

SWLA PQ Changes

Congratulations to Beverly Martin for being chosen as the next Head Queen for the Southwest Louisiana Pulpwood Queens!  She has been a stalwart member of our group since it was formed in March of 2008.  She has been my right hand and I couldn't haven don'e what I did without her assistance.  I know she will serve you all well as Head Queen.

One of the new changes is a new meeting time.  It will be on the last Thursday of the month at Stellar Beans.  Since this is a time when Stellar Beans is normally open it will not be necessary to phone your food orders in ahead of time.  Just order when you arrive.  Thank you Danita for all your help in coordinating our meetings.

I haven't gone far...I'll still be helping with our PQ...once a Queen always a Queen!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Meeting Changes

We are going to change up our meeting time from Wed evenings to Saturday afternoons.  Our next meeting will be March 14th at 2 pm at Stellar Beans.  We will discuss The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevon.  If you want to eat, you can just order off the menu when you arrive.  Or you can just have coffee.  Looking forward to seeing some returning old members as this time will allow them to come also.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Moonrise by Cassandra King

Loved the descriptions and the conflict between "best friends". No one is exempt from shallowness and deception in this book about betrayals.

Set in the beautiful Highlands area of North Carolina; the breathtaking beauty of the Smoky Mountains and a nocturnal garden are woven beautifully into the themes of the story.

Love reading Cassandra Kings books!

The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee

While the first book in the series and the beginnning of this book featured stereo-typed caricutures of the people of  Cherico, Mississippi; there is a transformation around page 147.  The people become real and have more depth and development.

I really enjoy the concept of how a library is central to a community; the life-blood that pulses with the rhythm of small town politics.

Glad to see the author continue to develop his characters and look forward reading future books

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Cuban Connection by M L Malcolm

This is the best yet by M L Malcolm. In light of the opening of Cuban relations for the first time since Castro, this book cries for the changes that happened to the citizens of Cuba. Heart breaking changes that follow the lives of people from opposite sides of the globe and converge on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Historical research in right on! Thank you Mary Lee!

Deliver Us by Kathryn Casey

Whenever I read Casey's true crime books, I am struck by how she gives a voice to the victim who can no longer speak. Horrific people exist in this world and it's easy to pretend that evil people do not exist. These victims call from the grave for people to be vigilant always and everywhere. Hopefully this book will bring forth additional information which will allow the families to find closure for their sorrow.