Thursday, May 31, 2007

This Month's Book

Following the trend of numerous book clubs here in the Bay Area (or so it seems since it's backlogged at EVERY library on the Peninsula!), we're reading The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

For those, like me, that couldn't get the book, reading Chapter 1 is a good compromise. I suspect that we'll be noshing on corn-related yummies (or not).

We'll also be feting Amy and her soon to be arriving Bundle of Joy. Whether that means gifts for the baby, or for the mom, remains to be seen.

Next book and next meeting pending Sunday's soiree.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Anne's Summer Recs

Anne will be off galivanting all summer, but left a reading list as consolation. Feel free to re-format list to make pretty- I'm just posting for reference.

Anne's recs are:
-"Leap of Faith-Memoirs of an Unexpected Life" by Queen Noor
-"The Lemon Tree" by Sandy Tolan (sp?)
-"Father Joe-the Man Who Saved My Soul" by Tony Hondra (sp?)
-"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
-"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman (sp?)
-"The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
-"East of Eden" by Steinbeck
-"Gift From the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindberg in celebration of the 50th
anniversary of it's publication
-"Leaving Mother Lake" by Christine Matthew

Anne also recommends that we catch up with her and Frank at Safari West on July 28th. More info here:

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Catching Up on Past Books

Ok, if memory serves me correctly, we've managed to go through two books since the blog was last updated.

1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

2. Florence of Arabia - by Christopher Buckley

I liked 'em both. :-)

Next book? I don't remember. I think we're up at Bethany's next time but I don't recall what we're reading.

hrumph... I thought we were reading something by Kurt Vonnegut, but there it is.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

New Year's Resolution - Read Oryx and Crake

Rumor has it that we've settled on an old standard - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Most libraries should have a copy. For those of you in the greater San Mateo County area, and that have a library card, here's a quick search of the Peninsula Library System. There are also copies on tape and on CD. If you can't find it - you're not trying!

If you want to buy the book on Amazon, you can click here.

Carol's graciously offered to host us on Sunday, January 14th. Time is still TBD - will it be mimosas or cocktails? Only time will tell. I'll update the post when we figure it out.

Happy reading!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Exodus to the land of St. Matthew- FINALLY

It has been written, and then written again, and then overwritten, that we, Women of the Wild Women's Wine and Cheese (but supposedly Book) Club shall gather on the 2nd Sunday of November in the Land of Quinn The Mighty Big Baby to partake in the blood of grapes and the body of cheese and discuss the writings of Biff, friend/protector/jealous underling of Joshua, otherwise known as Christ.

And so it shall be. Until we change it again. But it was a good book, so hopefully we won't. But if we do, it shall also be good.

Date: Sunday, November 12th
Time: 3:00p
Directions: email the list for info

Go in peace to check out the book from the library, if thou hast not already.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Hot August Reading

After a fun-filled afternoon around the pool (thanks, Joyce!) we've settled on the next book. It was an amazingly easy task. General concensus was for something appropriate for "beach reading". That meant comedy - or something like it. Florence of Arabia, by Christoper Buckley was a close second, but we decided against it because both Amy and Diane had already read it. (If you're looking for a fun, light novel - pick it up anyway!) Our final choice was "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore (ISBN: 0380978407).

If you want to buy the book on Amazon, you can click here. Otherwise, head over to the library.

Amy will be hosting the next book club and the current date is August 20th. Yep, that's a Sunday and we should be reverting back to the usual start time of 3p.

Happy reading!

Friday, June 30, 2006

News Flash - Istanbul not worth visiting!

By popular demand, we're taking the Orient Express out of Istanbul and heading back to France. We're back to the alternate book: Candide, by Voltaire.

Next meeting is still set for Sunday, July 9th on the shores of that South Bay Riviera town of Cupertino. Email the mailing list for directions.