Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Glass Castle

This month we delved into the tale spun by Jeanette Walls describing her very interesting childhood. We decided as a group that the book synopsis/teaser on the back cover is a very inadequate portrayal of the misadventures shared in the book. With that being said, there was no shortage of conversation. We didn’t even need to be driven by a discussion guide…our own reactions directed a great conversation that covered every area suggested in a prompt. Impressive right? The Glass Castle has it all: parts that make you angry, parts that make you happy, parts that make you sad, parts that make you quite indignant, and parts that make you proud. We concluded the evening with a time of sharing stories from our own childhood. It was a lovely time. Thank you Kristin for suggesting this book for us all to read.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a book club meeting without a side sugary goodness. This month, Christine, Mandy, and I dove into the world of phillo dough, dates, and nuts. The result? Baklavah and Ma’amoul. Mmmmm…..

Next Month: We'll have a Giraffe theme with "Tall Blonds" by Lynn Sherr and "Giraffes? Giraffes!" by Doris Haggis-On-Whey.