Monday, September 08, 2014

Book Club New Year!

This past Saturday evening I hosted the first meeting of the Well-read Mom book club here in Brookings, at a lovely downtown restaurant. The Well-Read Mom book club is a national, rapidly growing, effort to provide women of all ages with a platform for doing and discussing challenging reading, be it great literary works or spiritual reading. My enthusiasm could be seen on Facebook:

Incredible that it has been one year already since I started this last year. I remember driving there wondering if anyone would show up... and really not knowing anyone yet. Now it's a room-full of like-minded friends... A highlight of the month for sure for me. We have new members, and a general excitement for being together to discuss great reading selections.

This year we are reading:

September - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

October - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

November - Lilacs and The Long Ago by Mary Lavin

December - The Secret Diary of Elizabeth Leseur by Leseur

January/February - The Betrothed by Manzoni

March - Hound of Heaven at my Heels by Waldron

April - The Jeweler's Shop by Wojtyła

May/June - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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