Houston Womens March! For anyone interested in going to march, will meet up at 930. March at 10am till noon at ends at Houston City Hall. After that, walk to book club meetup, which will be at Flying Saucer at 1pm, where we can get food, drinks, and talk about Michelle Obama’s amazing book and life. Hope to see some of y’all out!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/726118634454925/?ti=ia
Meetup after the Houston Womens March at 1pm. We have a reserved area in the upstairs loft of Flying Saucer. From 1-1:30, plan to order drinks/lunch. Discussion to start around 1:30. Can't wait to see all the new faces!
Please update your RSVP if you cannot make it this weekend, and please try to join some of us at the march beforehand! The end point of the march (Houston City Hall) is about a ten minute walk from Flying Saucer. Charge those fitbits, ladies, lets get our steps in and earn those pretzels and drinks :)
This was an AMAZING book and I am so looking forward to the discussion we have about it!
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick
A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.
Every woman has a secret life . . .
Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London’s close-knit Punjabi community.
Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.
As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community’s "moral police." But when the widows’ gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife—a modern woman like Nikki—and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.