UPDATED PLACE: We'll be meeting at Hal's Bar and Grill in their private room! I haven't seen the room so I'm hoping it will work for us and maybe we can meet here every month and not have to compete with the noise in the main restaurant. I'm hoping now that we have a place to meet more people will be signing up to come, but I'm going to have to limit our group to 15 this month. See you next Wednesday!
For our first meeting of 2014, we will read Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison. Here's a little bit about the book:
Twenty years ago, Allie Denty was the pretty one and her best friend Olivia Pelham was the smart one. Throughout high school, they were inseparable…until a vicious rumor about Olivia— a rumor too close to the truth—ended their friendship. Now, on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, Allie, a temp worker, finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, a cool and successful magazine beauty editor in New York, realizes she’s lonely, and is finally ready to face her demons. Sometimes hope lives in the future; sometimes it comes from the past; and sometimes, when every stupid thing goes wrong, it comes from a prettily packaged jar filled with scented cream and promises. Beth Harbison has done it again. A hilarious and touching novel about friendship, Love’s Baby Soft perfume, Watermelon Lip Smackers, bad run-ins with Sun-In, and the healing power of “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific.” Hope in a Jar: we all need it.
If you've been a member of our group but have never come to a meeting, January would be the perfect time to join us. I'm trying to find the "perfect" place for us to meet so I'm going to do a little research and I'll update the place on here as soon as possible.