Friday Morning Bookclub

September 24, 2009

Calling All Book Clubs

Filed under: Calling All Book Clubs — susanbright @ 10:04 am

I am sure that most of us will agree that email has really changed our lives. Every morning I look forward to checking my messages. It has made business so  much more efficient. After all you can leave a message for someone and get a response without any hassle. No more phone tag! It has also made it so easy to keep in touch with friends and family no matter where they live. I have recently been emailing with a few of my college friends after not having contact with them for over 25 years. One of my friends, Sarah lives in St Croix and is also in a book club.  When she emailed me a list of the books her book club is reading I was suprised to see many familiar titles. Their list included Sarah’s Key and People of the Book as well as may other books we have either read or are considering reading. Audrey’s friend in Arizona is in a Book Club and they too are reading many of the same books.

We would love to hear a little about your book club , what you are reading and how you choose your books!


  1. Our group has been meeting 10 yrs. and we’re called the TWoGHies (for They Won’t Go Home)! We have a wonderful time with 7 ladies and 1 man. We are from 35-65yrs old. We occasionally have a road trip, day only. We have an annual “Ritas” party and choose Book of the Year, favorite characters, an best hostess – all in fun. Sometimes we have even dressed up as our favorite characters. This year we wrote our own screen-play based on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and drew character names then acted them out! Book clubs can be so much fun as well as intellectually stimulating.

    Comment by gayle — August 16, 2010 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  2. Gayle,Your book club sounds like so much fun! We are all ladies. We invite our spouses once a year to an evening pot luck dinner meeting. This week we are all going to see Eat, Pray, Love!You have given me a lot to think about!

    Comment by susanbright — August 16, 2010 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  3. What a great blog! I enjoyed your description of Eat, Pray, Love – now I have to see the movie!:)My book club has been meeting for a few years. Though the size of the group varies at each meeting, we usually have between 5-10 women between the ages of 25 and 32. We all live and work in the Washington DC area, most of us at the same consulting firm. We most recently read the classic “Midnight in the Garden of Good Evil” by John Berendt and there is now talk of a trip to Savannah to see the famous Mercer House! My book club, too, has read many of the same books as yours – The Help, The Book Thief, Water for Elephants. You’ve also read one of my favorites – Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

    My book club’s claim to fame is that we were featured in a USA Today article last summer about what makes a book a good beach read! Check it out:

    I’m so glad that I found out about your blog, and I look forward to keeping up with what everyone is reading. 🙂

    Comment by Jen Brickett — August 21, 2010 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

    • Welcome Jen! I loved hearing about your book club and especially seeing the cute picture of all of you on the beach. A trip to Savannah sounds like a wonderful idea! What is your book club reading next?

      Comment by susanbright — August 21, 2010 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

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