Our book club has been around for seven years. We have changed with different people coming and going. We started with four people and then have blossomed to thirteen people.
Usually most people have a party after five or ten years. Well, one of the book club sites I am happy to say. I never win anything. Our book club won a gift certificate for personalized book marks. Then, because I receive many books from authors and publicists this would make a nice favor for the book club.
Here was the plan to discuss the book, The Healing by Jonathan O'Dell. By the way what a great choice. The book is terrific to discuss. This made it even better for this month's book club. Only thing, do you think we discussed the book?? not really. We were gabbing more, and catching up than anything else.
We did discuss the book, but not in great length. It was a discussion on how blacks are treated and the book club members take on their experiences during the civil rights movement. But, that was ok, we had fun. This time, our book club had more of a party, and celebration than a book club. I am not upset about it, because that is what I called it. That is one of the reasons I did not re-focus the group.
For the first time, we had everyone there except for two members. Sorry you missed, Benay and Shelly. I could not believe it 13 members. The last time that happened when we had a cluster of new members come to our meeting to discuss Memory Keepers Daughter.
We had such a good time, and I am so happy that Carrol had agreed to host. Her house is large enough to accommodate everyone. Thank You, Carrol. There was so much to eat. I think everyone was stuffed. My best friend was sweet, she bought a anniversary cake. It was a carrot cake, boy, that was delicious!!!
Happy Anniversary, 38th Ave. Diva Readers!!!
We also have to say, goodbye to our loyal snowbird, Elaine. We will miss you, and g-d willing hope to see you next year.
Now for next month, we are reading Porch Light by Dorthea Benton Frank.