Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie--Not so sweet!

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was definitly not a favourite among our book club members. Of those that were at Tara's only 1 had read the book...way to go Natalie!! You are a trooper! Since hardly anyone had read the book the conversation about it was minimal. Tara served stinky cheese in honour of a stinky book! As always the food and wine was delicious! Thanks Tara for a great evening.

We made a few executive decisions during book club. We decided that when we select out trio of books every 3 months that we would try and stick to a theme. The next theme is non-fiction. The 3 books we have lined up are:

Escape, Carolyn Jessop, January 11, Amy's house--Previously described on Nov. 5th.

The Room, Emma Donohue, February 8, TBD

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It's where he was born and where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where Old Nick has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and her son, but she knows it's not enough for either of them. Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's desperation -- and Room can't contain either of them for much longer...
Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of the resilient bond between parent and child, and a brilliantly executed novel about a journey from one world to another.

Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson, March 8, TBD

Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.” -Tom Brokaw

This was a reading guide I found on the website--there are likely spoilers (is it possible to have spoilers in non-fiction??????) so save it for later:

Merry Christmas and hope to see you all over the holidays!

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