Wednesday, March 21, 2012

here's an idea

BOOK CLUB TIP - Pot Luck Dinner Paired with Biographies

 An idea from The Ladies of Autumnwood of Grand Island, New York.

 From member Maryl Gavazzi:
"For a recent meeting, each of us chose a biography or autobiography and brought a dish pertaining to that author. Our host read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and prepared "Apple" cake and appletinis...clever. Another read a biography of Renoir and brought quiche. Someone else read a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt and brought angel food cake with strawberries -- Eleanor's favorite."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Guide - what not to say at book club

We love the reading. We love the company and conversation. We love the stuffed mushrooms and potluck pinot noir. But every now and then, somebody says something that we really, really wish they hadn't—especially, gulp, when that somebody is us.
Click here for the list of what not to say at book club via Oprah.

Friday, March 9, 2012

This month's book - Cutting For Stone

"Richly written...Shows how history and landscape and accidents of birth and death conspire to create the story of a single life...You may never leave the chair."
- Los Angeles Times