Saturday, August 30, 2008

I miss one book club and the next thing I know I have entered Blog Land!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What I Learned at Book Club This Month: vol.1

I'm in a sorta naughty book club. And people ask me occasionally "Why bookclub?" I'm sure they're picturing an assemblage of intellectual women in straight-backed chairs "peeling back the layers of the onion" so-to-speak, of Toni Morrison's latest novel. I'm also sure they'd be surprised by the gang of off-color, pajama wearing, (but still intellectual, mind you) broads that hang out at my book club. And while I have enjoyed making a fashion statement once a month in my blue, plaid, pajama bottoms, that's not why I go. I go to learn. Because I feel it's important to never stop expanding your mind with new-found knowledge.

I've decided that I would like to share my aquired knowledge with all of blogland. (Because I'm a philanthropist OK?) That's why I decided to create a new feature on this blog called, "What I Learned at Book Club This Month." I'll post after each meeting, or maybe I won't (cause I'm fun and unpredictable like that), . So for August...drumroll please....

What I Learned at Book Club This Month

I learned from Anell-
that it is possible-
if you have enough patience-
and just the right, gentle touch-
to make a cat drool.

I also learned that once a cat drools, no one ever wants to touch it again.

And isn't that an important lesson? If you do something nasty, you're gonna get shunned.

Words to live by.


The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Okay ladies, here is the name of the book for our September 29th meeting:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Here's what it looks like just in case you get it mixed up with another book by the same name:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer: Book Cover

I just ordered myself a copy.  As soon as it comes in, I'd be happy to let anyone borrow it.  Just let me know.  Happy Reading!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Book Club 101

Welcome to our sorta naughty book club! We meet once a month and discuss the book that we have read. Or at least most of us have read. Ok, some months, only a couple of us have read the book. And we discuss for just a few minutes. But we are a club. And a rather sorta naughty one.
Don't get us wrong, we don't do anything TOO naughty. But I'm sure there are those who think we are outrageously naughty.
Some of us have been in the club for years and others just a few months. Some are grandmas, some are young moms and some are selfish and don't have any children. (See, we are even naughty to each other!). Some work from home, some work at home and some work away from home. But we all work. Hard.
So, there's a brief introduction to our naughty little club. We will post soon about our past readings, this month's book (Celia chose "Uglies"), and next month's book (Annell chose a book with a long name, and no one seems to remember it.).
So until then, read on, sisters, read on!