Thanks to Angie for a wonderfully ghoulish meal (and the dessert was amazing)! We were missing a few Bluestockings (check out the sad, empty plate); hope we can all be together next month at Ann's for The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan (only 3.99 for Kindle now).
Normally, we discuss our book during dinner; this one didn't wait! So many interesting personalities, cultural references, and mayhem that we stayed on topic all evening. Our meal was amazing and dessert was tie-dyed cheesecake! Chanon even gifted each Bluestocking with a tie-dyed shirt, which I am sure will be seen when we are on retreat this winter. :)
|one of the many photos|
I took of
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
HERE are the discussion questions (scroll down past the Q&A with the author).
She has some interesting background, including her research, HERE.
When Kate and I were in Boston five years ago, the bronze casting at the MFA was one of the most fascinating things I saw. I spent quite a bit of time circling and studying this exhibit.
Our meeting for April has been postponed until 4/25 - more time for me to decide whether to buy hardback or kindle version. The kindle is easier to read but I do love putting Post-Its in a hardback.
At any rate, our book DOES have questions, as well as a brief summary and author interview. It is also the first of a planned trilogy.
01/24/13 - aw (for as) - The Grave Gourmet by Alexander Campion
2/15-17/12 - retreat - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3/21/13 - as (for aw) - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
4/25/13 - ew - Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
5/16/13 - kb - A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
6/20/13 - pb - The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
7/18/13 - cc - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
8/15/13 - mc (for jc) - The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
9/19/13 - jc ( for mc) - No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
10/17/13 - aw (for as) - Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
11/21/13 - as (for aw) - The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan
12/19/13 - ew - The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover