Having been in a book club for nearly four years in Severna Park, one of my book club friends thought it might be fun to do a feature story of Book Clubs in Severna Park. Not knowing if any other book clubs meet in this area, I brought this idea to the editor of Patch, who in turn thought that creating a ‘book club blog’ might be a great way to help book clubs in the local area enhance their own groups with book selections, recipe ideas for the hostess, wine selections, and small hostess gift ideas.
A few rules:
- Please don’t post any spoiler alerts for those who have not read the book.
- No gossiping allowed.
- This is not a political or a religious forum, so please refrain from these book topics.
- Happy Reading!
This is a blog about book clubs for all the ladies of Severna Park that meet every month to talk about a book that they may or may not have read for five minutes then proceed to indulge in appropriate amounts of wine.
Some books will cause us to talk for much longer periods about characters, plots, opinions, etc while others leave us dry and sorry we selected it.
Normally when our book club meets, there is one hostess for that month to do the food and wine. Unfortunately, last week I hosted my group, selected numerous wines, but fell short of providing enough. Shocker! Lucky for me and for my guests, three of the women who came each brought more spirits to help enliven our meeting. For my first blog book club suggestion; the best hostess gift to bring is WINE!
The book we select has become less important than the company with which we surround ourselves; however, we always enjoy what novel we select. Everyone is forgiving to me for not having read and/or finished a book, which is the key to knowing they are good friends.
Our March book was Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. Everyone enjoyed this book very much. Experiencing the French Revolution through the eyes of Madame Tussaud and her famous wax modeling was extremely entertaining with accurate historical references.
This book selection was true page turner. By the way, we have a name for our book club: The Five O’Clock Angels. I belong to another book club which has not created a name for itself but it has been in existence for over ten years. I am fairly new to that one and enjoy it as much.
This particular month both of my book clubs chose the same book, mostly because I am hosting each this month.
Hopefully, this blog will help others to create a book club or to join in one that meets regularly. Enjoy. Feel Free to join in for suggestions even if you are not currently in a book club. Next month, the Five O’Clock Angels book selection is The Expats a novel by Chris Pavone.