Sarah was supposed to write a post today to get us thinking about our Shane discussion, but due to some internet issues, she’ll be writing it later this week.
In the meantime, here is some literary news that we thought we’d share just for kicks.
50 years ago, a classic was published. To Kill A Mockingbird is considered by many to be one of the best books of all time. You probably think so, too, if you’ve read it. If you haven’t, don’t despair! Who knows? Maybe it will make it onto our reading list sometime! Come on, who doesn’t love a little girl named Scout? (Article on the anniversary of the novel.)
Also, last year we read what was probably the most talked about/loved/hated book of the year, The Shack. Sadly, the author and publishers, once friends, have begun quarreling over what it is that always seems to divide people: money. (Read more about their shenanigans here.) Regardless of your opinion of the book, it’s always sad when friendships become lawsuits 😦
Well, stay tuned for discussion questions, I can’t wait to see you all next Monday! (and if you haven’t read Shane yet, there’s still time! Seriously. It’s really short. It’s really worth it.)
Happy 1st Anniversary to us!!! Yep, this month we turn ONE!
Watch for a newsletter coming soon!
In other news, Saturday we were going to meet to discuss The Shack……… BUT there was only one other person who could make it. She and I decided to discuss it another night. (probably a week night) If you are have read it and are interested in grabbing some coffee with us one night to chat about it please let me know and I’ll pass on the details!
Next month’s book is Suzanna Wesley by Arnold A. Dallimore on June 20th. We are getting into summer schedules and I know things get booked (hehe) up pretty quickly. Don’t forget to get this book soon so you have time to read it! We were also planning on having June’s meeting be a family picnic, maybe more in the afternoon/evening with a pitch-in for dinner. Please give me some feed back if you and your family are interested and would be able to make it. Should be lots of fun!!!
Thanks and happy reading!
Don’t forget this Saturday we are meeting to discuss The Shack at 9am at Geist Park. Come for brunch and fun! You know the drill. 🙂
Are you coming? leave me a comment if you are,
….but not moving that far…
Due to a scheduling conflict we are moving the meeting time up to 9:00am.
What do you all think of The Shack so far? Are you enjoying it?
See you at the park!
Where: Geist Park
When: May 16th at 9AM
What to bring: a brunch item to share, your own plates, utensils and drink
Yesterday was a beautiful day for our discussion!! I very much enjoyed our time and of course all the yummy food! (I think I’m still stuffed from it all!) We touched on everything from phantom of the opera to the turkey sex chapter to gardening. Everyone was impacted by the book and are planning more gardening of their own!! I would really encourage you to read it sometime! All of us are counting the days until more Farmer’s Markets open! And please, anyone who knows where to get those blue potatoes mentioned, let us know! We’d love to try them!!
If you did read this one, I’d be interested to know how you’d rate it on a scale of 1-10 and why? Send me an email or leave a comment.
What’s Next: The Shack
This time we only have one month to read it. May 16th will be our next discussion at the park. I’ve almost finished it and can’t wait to see how it turns out! I would definitely suggest not judging this book “by it’s cover.” My challenge to you would be to read it for yourself and not to take others opinions of it as your own.
For those who like to know what’s coming and get things on the calender, here are the following books and dates…
June: Suzanna Wesley by Arnold A. Dallimore (and a brunch picnic for the whole family!) on June 20th (it’s only 11 cents used on amazon right now!!!)
July: My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, 10:00 am at the park, July 25th
August: The Code of the Wooster by PJ Wodehouse, 10:00 am at the park, August 15th
February: Robinson Crusoe on Feb. 21st, 10:oo am at Higher Grounds
March: social get-together! (since April’s book we are taking two months to read) We’ll make magnetic bookmarks have tea and cake and maybe some other fun things too! Date TBD. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
April: Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, on April 18th, 10:00 am at the park
May: The Shack by William P. Young, on May 16th, 10:00 am at the park
June: Suzanna Wesley by Arnold A. Dallimore (and a brunch picnic for the whole family!) on June 20th at 10:00 am, location TBD
July: My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, 10:00 am at the park, date TBD
August: The Code of the Wooster by PJ Woodhouse, 10:00 am at the park, date TBD