We had an awesome discussion last night reviewing 'The Thirteenth Tale' by Diane Setterfield. First I would like to send a sincere 'oops!' apology to those who were not able to see that the date of the event was changed from this Monday to Tuesday. I swear I put it on Tuesday to begin with and luckily a member (Thank you Grace) asked me to clarify the day which I did on Monday. So I am sorry for those who had planned on coming based on that date and were unable to reschedule at such a short notice.
For those who did attend we really had a great discussion, it went on longer than most discussions and some very interesting questions and commentaries arose. I love it when that happens! If there are still some out there who would love to discuss the book and the number is over 5 commitments, then we can certainly do an encore of the discussion. Just let me know by email.
As most of you are aware I have been on a kick lately, call it a trend if you will of 20th Century Gothic novels and we will be finishing this series with a fantastic book by Carols Ruiz Zafon 'The Angels Game'. In my opinion I found it if not equally as good as his first novel 'Shadows in the Wind' I loved his second novel even more. He gets better with each book. This will occur in March on a lovely Sunday afternoon. If you can manage to spare some time and join us, it is promising to be a rousing discussion.
I also have come up with another idea that I think a lot of you will enjoy. I will post this particular themed event at the end of March. I think it would be fun to do a Wine and Book pairing. Hey, we do it with cheese, chocolate and other foods. Why not with a book that is food for the soul? The idea is for you to bring one of your most favorite books and your particular wine you like to drink with it. Bring two bottles (one for you and another to share with the others for a tasting) If you are shy, no worries I won't pick on you to speak up but I know you all pretty well and if the book or wine you are fondly passionate for you will find a way to find your voice. The location will most likely be a restaurant that is BYOB for obvious reasons this won't hold water if we go to a Wine Venue. I know a great mom/pop restaurant in the area where we can probably fill up the room and take over the place.
I also have mentioned a proposal to go on a Words and Wine Cruise in the Summer. I will be hosting a social event in the next 3 weeks to discuss the plans, dates, and prices. (okay, okay, I know a bit of an overload, but when your girl has ideas I get busy!) What I like about the idea of a cruise is we only have to come up with a deposit per person and can pay the rest out in time for the cruises. I am looking for no less than 10 commitments and wanting as many who can come to come.
Cheers to all of you and as always I look forward to your comments.
P.S. - you will get a few emails in your inbox in quick succession.
What could be better than discussing a favorite book while making new friends over a glass of wine? We'll read literature and nonfiction... best-sellers like "The Time Travelers Wife, "The Kite Runner," "Devil in the White City," and "Into Thin Air."