Wednesday, July 15, 2009

August's Read

Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson: Book Cover

The Dragonfly Pool
by Eva Ibbotson

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble 

At first Tally doesn't want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and self expression are valued. Tally organizes a ragtag dance troupe so the school can participate in an international folk dancing festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939. There she befriends Karil, the crown prince, who would love nothing more than to have ordinary friends and attend a school like Delderton. When Karil's father is assassinated, it is up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I am a loser; I know this. I have missed the last two bookclubs (once for illness and the other for a playoff baseball game) but I am not apostate! I do plan on attending this month but not if it is on a Friday night! I just can't do it! I am offering the Susan Wheatley Shuttle service to anyone who wants to use it if we keep bookclub on Monday. I am not afraid of driving in the dark, even to BFE where Pam lives. If you all decide to keep it as currently scheduled, I guess I will drop to the dreaded "three months missed" and be in jeapardy of having you all think I am a bookclub dropout! I do apologize and promise I am not dropping out! Please let me know if you want me to chauffer you all. My car holds 7 additional people.