Monthly Archives: December 2015

Holly Jolly Holidays

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B9okclubFirst and foremost, thank you to our fabulous hostess with the most-est, Andrea, for having us all over for our Holiday Book Party! Our cookie exchange was delicious and our White Elephant Book Swap was surprisingly successful! Can’t wait to do that again next year! We didn’t have enough people finish In the Heart of the Sea to make a movie date (but those who finished it loved it! All thumbs up!), but I know some people made movie dates of their own so hopefully those who want can make it out to watch.

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b08f3387827c43e391d91009bc9b9c8eWhen it came time to pick our next title Holly offered up Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus (buy it here) and I may, or may not (definitely may), have gotten super excited because it is my all-time favorite read. Hopefully I didn’t oversell it because I think my reaction hijacked the book vote! It did end up sparking an interesting conversation about everyone’s favorite titles, which are listed below for future reference! I think we also forgot to pick a theme for the next read so let’s just call it Anything Goes!

 

 

 

 

 

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This is what our next meeting would look like with an unlimited budget 🙂

Next book club meet up is scheduled for Sunday January 31st at 11:00 am, at my (Diana’s) house. I will email the address. Just remember to bring a title/summary for the next read and a drink or brunch item (fruit salad, cheese & crackers, etc.). I will prepare a warm egg dish and some snacks as well so I’m sure there will be plenty of food… I’m pretty sure having enough food has never been a struggle for us!

 

 

 

Also, dress code is black and white! Start reading soon and you’ll understand 🙂 Until next time, gals, happy reading, happy holidays, and a happy happy happy new year!

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b3f18e421aef02f8d0b8f7a501edadfeOther Favorite Titles:

Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield

The Power of One – Bruce Courtenay

Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson

Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

 

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December Update!

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So I haven’t blogged anything this month because I’ve been lazy, so my apologies for not making sure everyone had details for this Sunday’s book club! I think most people got a text, but just to be certain, here are the details!

Please let me know if I forgot anything, it’s been a long month!:
Holiday Book Club at Andrea’s this Sunday 12/13/15 at 2:30 pm – men folk and kids welcome
 
Bring: an old book for a White Elephant Book Exchange – anyone who wants to participate is welcome as long as they bring a book to swap!
Bring: Cookies to share! Either individually wrapped for people to take home or a big platter so people can make their own cookie collection!
Bring: Your favorite beverage and/or snack to share
Bring: A title and summary for our next book vote! Also calendars to pick a January book club date (and maybe a Heart of the Sea movie night???)
 
Can’t wait to see everyone! Fa la la la la!
RSVP reply please so we know how many cookies to bake!
Chris sends his regards
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We resurrected a previously unselected title, and I’m so glad we did! In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. Buy it here.