2010 Book Club Christmas Party: A Recap

The fondue was ready…

The table was set..

The atmosphere at Janet’s house was just lovely…

It was December 22, and time for the Book Club Christmas Party!

Complete with our discussion about December’s book – Little Women, a classic game of Telephone Pictionary…

And our “White Elephant” Book Exchange.

We all wrapped a used book we have enjoyed, wrote a three-word description and then did our “white elephant” exchange. We didn’t unwrap our books until everyone was done exchanging, and there were definitely some surprises. Can you guess what these books were from just their three-word descriptions? (The answers are at the bottom of the post.)

  1. Murder, Modern, Motivational
  2. Comedy, Christian, Laugh
  3. Real, Like Lewis, Letters
  4. Happiness, Relationship, God
  5. Oats, Ginger, Cab
  6. Romantic, Spontaneous, Old-Fashioned
  7. Adventure, Non-Fiction, Silly
  8. Grandpa, Goats, Free Spirit
  9. 1800s, Journal Format, Fiction
  10. God, Honesty, Growth
  11. Mystery, Suspenseful, Male Author

We all left with something new to read and a lovely handmade ornament (constructed from the pages of A Christmas Carol).


And what book club event would be complete without a group photo?

The not-so-successful…

and the successful!

I know I had a great time; I hope the rest of you who attended our Christmas Party did too! We hope you can join us in January as we read The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs!

We’re looking forward to some great reads in 2011!

Answers:
 1.  The Secret Life of Bees
 2.  Stuff Christians Like
 3.  Lord Foulgrin’s Letters
 4.  The Secret of Happiness
 5.  Black Beauty
 6.  The Bridges of Madison County
 7.  Round Ireland with a Fridge
 8.  Heidi
 9.  Stepping Heavenward
10. Honest to God
11. A Painted House

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    Christmas Party Details

    We still have one week until our party and discussion. Plenty of time to finish Little Women! (If you don’t have a copy yet, read it free online here.)

    What you need to know:

    We’re meeting on Wednesday December 22nd at Jodi’s house

    Our format for the evening will be a little different than usual. We’ll be discussing Little Women, enjoying chocolate fondue, maybe a game or two (telephone pictionary anyone?!) and having a book exchange!

    Book Exchange info:
    Please bring a used copy of one of your favorite books wrapped for our book swap game. Please choose a book we have not read and wrap it completely, and don’t put your name on it. (To see a list of the books we have read check the side bar on the right.)

    What else:
    If you would like you can bring something for the chocolate fondue. This is not necessary, but if you do please let us know what you’re bringing when you RSVP. If you need some ideas just think of anything that’s good with chocolate. Marshmallows, shortbread cookies, pretzels mandarin oranges, vanilla wafers, kiwi, grapes or nuts and even cheesecake! I’ll stop there before I get more carried away!

    But please RSVP to the evite with what you are bringing if you choose to bring something.

    We hope you can make it, it’s always a blast!