Thursday, June 01, 2006

Book Club and Tea...

Well mom, I'm making new friends (she would be glad to know. *wink*)

A friend from our homeschool group invited me to join her book club and they had a meeting tonight to pick the books for the next 7 months. How exciting to be in on the picking! It was fun. We met at Atlanta Bread Co. (I had 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich and potato soup in case you wanted to know...) and we each brought up to 3 books to share with others to pick from. We started with a list of 19 books:

Memoirs of a Geisha - mine
Water For Elephant - mine
Northanger Abbey
Pride & Prejudice
Saving Fish From Drowning
Watership Down
The Count of Monte Cristo - mine
Icy Sparks
The Victory Club
Eyes of Elisha
One Sunday Morning
Their Eyes Were Watching God
These Is My Words
A Lesson Before Dying
Walking Across Egypt
Riding The Rails
Tell Me A Riddle
The Eight
and another book I can't remember, something Morrison by Stephen King...

After lots of discussing, tea refills and many votes later... we chose these:
Saving Fish From Drowning
Watership Down
The Count of Monte Cristo

Their Eyes Were Watching God
These Is My Words

One Sunday Morning
Eyes of Elisha

I'm looking forward to getting started. The month of June we're reading one they already had picked, Falling Leaves : The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter -- by Adeline Yen Mah. I ordered it off of and am looking forward to reading it. The lady wrote a young adult version as well: Chinese Cinderella : The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Laurel-Leaf Books) -- by Adeline Yen Mah. I'm going to read my adult version first and then see if it is something DD can read...

If you've read or heard of any of these books, post with your recommendations. Would love to hear them... It's nice to have an 'adult club' to belong to. I feel so grown up!


Melissa said...

Hi Kris - you posted on my blog about the ephemera swap -- if you can get something out to me by Monday? I wasn't planning on sending the packages out till the week after next. Email me and let me know if you want in!

Annette said...

See my blog sweetie! Count of Monte Cristo is my most favorite book of all time, but only the edition I listed on my blog. (Penguin Classics translator Robin Buss). Fun! Can't wait to hear about some of these books.

kathywas said...

Birds of a feather flock together! I, too, just joined a Book Club in the Richmond area. I've never belonged to one before, so I'm hoping it will force me to get back to reading again. I'd be interested in sharing your views on the different books that you read. Our club just got started and we chose "The Power of One" by Bruce Courtney. I haven't started reading it yet, but I've "cheated" and have rented the movie which I've watched about 1/2 through so far. It's a wonderful story and very powerful!

Maricar said...

Oh, maybe this is what I *need* to encourage me to read more. This sounds like such a "grown up" list of books ... compared to what we read in my house these days! Kudos to you Kris, for joining the club ... happy reading!

rmeyfe said...

Have fun -- I would love to find a book club cause I love to read. My favorite is on your list -- Pride & Prejudice, if you get through it and want more there are 2 books by Linda Berdoll that are awesome (probably even better) that are continuations of the story line. :)