LBLL Literary Club

  • June 12 · 7:00 PM
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June Genre: Western June Book: The Whip by Karen Kondazian Synopsis: The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer. Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

Group is limited in size. Please contact Vikki (organizer) to see if space is still available. Guidelines: Hostess and genre picked monthly.
Hostess will choose location meeting, book for the discussion as well as the meeting format. Organizer will serve as moderator if requested by hostess. Otherwise, hostess will lead the discussion. All expected to share in discussions and to be mindful of others so that everyone has an opportunity to share. Consideration and respect of others and diverse opinions. Everyone to arrive by 7:00 so as to get settled and begin the club/discussion by 7:15. Meetings will open with next hostess revealing the book for the following month, as well as drawing of hostess for upcoming month and genre. Books are to be affordable and if possible available in paperback, e-book or through the library.

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  • Kris Burgoyne

    Had a great time and looking forward to more.

    June 14

  • Cat

    Terrific first meeting! Loved all the points of view-it makes reading much more interesting! Kudos to our hostess, Chris, for a great job!

    1 · June 14

  • Kristin Fox

    Do we know what the next book is yet?

    June 14

  • Sarah

    Thanks to all for the great evening, with a special shout-out to Chris for being such a fab host. :)

    1 · June 13

  • Kay Arnesen

    Enjoyed meeting everyone and the discussion was fun!

    1 · June 13

  • chris barnes

    It was fun! I think we have a great group. Looking forward to next month...

    1 · June 13

  • Amy C

    Great conversation! Great exposure to differing points of view, Thanks to all and especially Kris for hosting!

    1 · June 13

  • Melissa

    Thank for your hospitality Chris. Ladies it was lovely to meet you all.

    1 · June 12

  • Nancy

    Thanks, Chris, for kicking off the group and our first book discussion. It was very enjoyable.

    1 · June 12

  • Kristin Fox

    Turns out its not an issue. I just went out and my car won't start. Definitely let me know what the book is for next month. I thought The Whip was excellent! I will miss the discussion! I'm disappointed!

    June 12

  • Kristin Fox

    I didn't realize we had to RSVP for tonight. I thought by being there the first meeting we were kind of agreeing to come to the next one. Is it to late for me to say I want to come? I read the book and absolutely loved it!

    June 12

    • Vikki Walton

      Kristin, yes you can come but please rsvp in the future. This helps our hostess to know how many to expect and I need to know when to close that month's club.

      June 12

  • Cindy atwell

    Sorry

    June 11

  • Vikki Walton

    I too thought that it would be easy to get from the library--wrong. So I got it last night and am reading it on my daughter's Kindle. (<$5).

    June 10

  • Deanna Keir

    Anyone have a copy I can borrow? I can pick up today :) 3733925

    June 9

  • Kris Burgoyne

    I feel really dumb but I have not been able to track down this book and waited to late to order it . Anyone have a copy I could borrow?

    June 8

    • Amy C

      I finished the book last night and you may borrow mine.

      June 9

  • Cat

    Well I ordered the book at the library and it's not going to be in in time so I went to Barnes Noble and they don't have it in stock and even if they order it it won't be here in time for me to read it before our meetup! Does anybody have a copy that like to let me borrow?

    June 4

    • Cat

      Thank you, Melissa! I'll email you

      1 · June 4

    • Melissa

      Cat did you get my email? I still have the book for you?

      June 7

  • Danette Wurtz

    Hello! Would love to come - even though I haven't read the book. Do you pick the next book at this meeting? Would be happy to make an appetizer:)

    June 5

  • Melissa

    Just finished the book. Awesome story! Can't wait for book club night!

    May 29

  • Melissa

    I'll bring some hot broccoli dip!

    1 · May 26

  • Jackie W

    Sounds great - I'll bring a munchie to share.

    1 · May 26

  • chris barnes

    Hi All,
    I will provide beer, wine, tea and coffee. If you want other beverages, you can bring what you like. If you feel like bringing munchies to share, that would be lovely. If not, we'll just drink ;). Sound okay?

    1 · May 24

  • Jackie W

    Has there been any discussion regarding refreshments? Could we each bring wine or an hors d'oeuvre to share? Any thoughts?

    May 24

  • Jackie W

    Vikki, I was sorry to miss your first meeting. Is it too late to join? I would very much like to be a part of this. Please let me know. Thanks, Jackie

    May 21

    • Vikki Walton

      Jackie, yes. sign up on the upcoming meeting. We had quite a few unable to make our meet and greet. After the next meeting there will not be any new attendees admitted. Thanks.

      May 22

    • Vikki Walton

      That is unless someone drops out. We need to ensure everyone gets a chance to talk.

      May 22

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