Sunday, May 21, 2017

Info for May's meeting

May 17th

Hi book clubbers!
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather.  For those of you in sunny Florida,  we have sunshine and 83 degree temps today.   Who says WNY is cold?
This months' meeting is next Wednesday May 24, at Irene ' s beautiful home.  We always have a good time at Irene ' s,  perhaps due to the surroundings and the hostess.  The book is WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS, the leader is Linda Hoffman.
  We need wine and Snax volunteers.....please help and think of dessert and app ideas.  To start off I'll bring an app and a bottle of white.
hoping for friends to help out!

Monday, April 03, 2017

April Meeting Information

Hi Guys!
We had Book Club Wednesday, March 29 at Kathy McDonnel's Beautiful home to discuss "A Mothers Reckoning" by Sue Klebold.  I have to ask Jill if she has the final count of the evaluation..I think it wound up in the 3's.   Jackie did a truly awesome job leading the discussion, and I believe everyone there had something to contribute during the discussion.  For those of you who could not attend, you missed one of the best book club discussions we've ever had.   Although the book is not exactly a "happy read', the topic of young people and depression is one that should be discussed and attended to. 

Next book club is April 26, at Diane Knight's house on Pine Run Court.   7:00PM.  PLEASE let her know if you will be attending...The book we are discussing is "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah.   I read it a couple of years ago, and loved it, so I highly recommend it to you.  Irene has graciously offered to lead (Yay, Irene!!)

Snax volunteers are:

white  Donna, Jen
Red:  Marty, Irene
Chardonnay:  Kathy
Sauvignon Blanc:  Nancy

Appetizer:   Marilyn   and need another app!  Help!!  (Grace will be out of town)
Dessert:    Barb and Jill B

If you have any ideas for Jan's 50th anniversary book, please contact her ASAP.

Thanks, all.......see you soon!
P.S.  From Jill - the books rating was 3.4

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Prep for February meeting

The co ed meeting last month was a great discussion combined with really good food and companionship.  Many thanks to Jan for being an awesome host, and to Dave Czaplicki for leading a great discussion.

Next book club meeting is February 22 t Joan Bartholomy ' s house to discuss "Two Old Women, an Alaskan Legend".  Meeting is at 7:00 PM. 
List of volunteers is below:
Appetizers:  Barb Reed  , June Marie
desserts:  Joan B.,   Grace, Shirley
Wine:  Irene. Red,  Kathy,  white. Marilyn, white. Lorraine, large red
Anyone else who feels moved to do an appetizer, let me know!!
Happy reading!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Schedule - Sept 2016 - May 2017

Mark your calendars!  Here's the list of the up-coming books... and meeting locations and leaders.  Please note, we need a volunteer for April 26th discussion.

The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
Alan Brennert
Co-ed Mtg
The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown
Dave C
Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend…
Velma Wallis
CLASSIC:  The Awakening
Kate Chopin
A Mother’s Reckoning
Sue Klebold
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
When Women Were Birds…
Terry Tempest Williams

Friday, September 09, 2016

2016-2017 Nomination list

Hi Book Clubbers!

The list of nominees is now on line! 
Click HERE to access the pdf file

Bring your votes to the meeting on Sept 14th.

See you then,

Friday, August 26, 2016

August Updates

Hi all!
This is my first newsletter as the Jan Freeman replacement.  I'm going to have trouble filling her shoes for her one year sabbatical to work on the Craneridge history for next year's anniversary.  I'll need your help!
We had a great meeting July 20th to discuss "the Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair".  Many thanks to June Marie for organizing the food and decorations.  Everything was delicious.  
Next month is our book selection night at the pool shelter on September 14.  
After much thought, we're making some changes to the selection method this year. Our method of bringing printouts to the meeting and speaking about them seems overwhelming and might not allow us enough time to look at the books. So....

Email your selection to Jill G by Sept. 4.  Please include a synopsis, if it is available in an audio book, paperback, plus Title and author. Jill will prepare a spreadsheet of the books and send it to us. We can then review the list at our leisure before the meeting.

We will be picking out FIVE books to cover the first half of the year...until February,  when we will select the remainder for the year.  We'll choose the host houses as well from October till March on the 14th.  

We'll use the poker chip method as in the past to vote on our favorites.  Please bring your book or amazon printout on the 14th.
also...bring a comfy (er) chair if you'd like, and your wine glass! 
September 28 is the date for "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George, at Shirley 
S' s house.  We'll choose snacks n wine suppliers on the 14th.

the wine and snack list for the 14th is:
Wine. - Tara. Kathy. Lorraine Marilyn
Appetizer -  jen. Nancy
Dessert. -  Shirley,  Linda

I've given you a lot to think about.  Please call me with any questions or comments.  Happy reading!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Meeting Info