Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Meeting

Our March 25th meeting was co-hosted by Mary Ann and Karen M. Mary Ann served a pie bar with coffee and soft drinks. It was a make your own pie station with lots of yummy choices. Following dessert we discussed the book, Gone Girl. No one liked the main characters but there was certainly a lot to discuss. What kind of mind thinks up information for a book like this one? We had great participation with only Corrine and Angie missing from the discussion group.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February Meeting 2014

Our meeting was at Diane's home on Feb. 25th. The book discussed was Letters from Skye by J. Brockmole. It is a story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s debut novel captures the ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.
March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.
June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

January Meeting 2014

Our January meeting was held at Angie's home. After some delicious poor boy sandwiches and salads we enjoyed cake and coffee and then began to discuss the book, The Language of Flowers.
Several of us had different opinions about the main character and how she delt with aging out of the foster care system. We had a great discussion and Angie was a wonderful hostess.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Selections for 2014

WOW 2014 Book Selection and Meeting Dates

January 28
Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
February 25
Letters from Skye*
Jessica Brockmole
March 25
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
April 22
The Great Divorce
C. S. Lewis
May 27
Karen T.
Kitchen House
Kathleen Grissom
June 22
Sun/2 pm
And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini
July 22
Killing Jesus
Bill O’Reilly
August 26
Poet of Loch Ness
Brian Corrigan
September 23
The Book Thief
Marcus Zusak
October 28
State of Wonder
Ann Pachett
November 23
Sun/2 pm
The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown
December 14
Sun/2 pm
Karen M.
Planning Party

I recommend the audio book.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Meeting, 12-15-13

Karen M. hosted our December meeting which was on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Karen provided the main dishes and drinks and our members brought appetizers, side dishes and desserts. Karen set a lovely holiday table. We had a wonderful meal and then selected books for 2014. We decided against our ornament exchange this year and instead we donated books to Christ's Haven for Children in Keller. I think we will continue this next year as it seemed very popular with our members. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures so these will have to do for now. If anyone took pictures please send them to me and I will replace these.

Friday, December 13, 2013

November 2013 Meeting

Our November meeting was at Linda's house. We had the possibility of sleet and icy weather but there was a good turn out. Angie's mother joined us to discuss the book Light Between the Oceans. We had a great discussion about what the couple should have done and the consequences that followed the decision to keep the baby. We dodged the bad weather and had no problems getting home.
We also discussed our December meeting and we decided to bring a children's book to the meeting instead of exchanging ornaments. We will meet at Karen M.'s house on Dec. 15th at 2:00. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Meeting

The October meeting was at Joyce's new lake place. This proved to be quite an adventure for some of us who are directionally challenged. Not that Joyce didn't go above and beyond with het great directions, which she personalized for each of us. It was just that we had never been there before so it was a new adventure for some!
After a tour of Joyce's guest home we also got a peek at her beautiful new home, which was under construction. Afterwards we sat down to enjoy a wonderful lunch. This was one of our Sunday afternoon meetings which we are trying out in the winter months so that we don't have to drive in the dark.
The book for our October meeting was Those Who Save Us. Besides having a great discussion about the book we learned that most of us have German ancestors. Angie taught us how to pronounce some German words and Barb had compiled a comprehensive list of who saved who in the book.
Next year we will be visiting Joyce in her new lakefront home.