This month we met at Adrienne’s house for Book Club. While I look back at the evening what I recall most was how many conversations I had with each member about the recent books we have been reading and how much they have enjoyed the titles. Kari was particularly vocal about how much she has enjoyed learning about different periods of history from books she would never have thought to read if not for book club. Being a champion for reading this warms my heart. This is why we created our book club and it makes me happy that everyone has risen to the challenge to pick titles that are out of our comfort zone!
The food was just a memorable and I would hate to leave that part out of the review of the evening. I was so engrossed in the evenings conversations I did not get a lot of pictures. Claudia brought a delicious seafood dip on sliced toasted bread for an appetizer and Adrienne made Shrimp Scampi with Linguine, with a big green salad and fresh bread for dinner.
Wendy brought a huge box of Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes! Just looking at this picture makes me hungry for one!
For March we read Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. It was unanimous, we all loved the book. Learning about another bit of history and the atrocities the Lithuanian people were subjected to lingered in our minds well after we had finished the book. The book did not delve too much into the politics of the time, but we as a group discussed the Soviet occupation in Lithuania and tried to have a mini history class at the table. I know I need to get on Wikipedia for a refresher course!