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In New York to See "Wicked" on Broadway

In New York to See Wicked on Broadway

At Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Home in Cross Creek

At Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Home in Cross Creek


In Savannah for the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Tour

Savannah Midnight in the Garden Tour

The book club started in March 2006, and we are still going strong!  Our first book selection was The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown.  Since then, we've read a book every month, everything from popular fiction to mystery and humor to quantum physics!

Every month we meet at a club member's home for some wine and cheese and other munchies to discuss that month's selection.  Discussion is very informal and centered around what we like and don't like about the story, as well as some debate about the message of the book and what the author was trying to get across.

The original inspiration for the book club was to read a book, then do a related adventure.  As a result, we've gone on "novel" trips like these:

  • Savannah, Georgia, for a tour of the sites in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • New York, New York, to see the show Wicked on Broadway
  • Cross Creek, Florida, to visit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' home described in her autobiographical book, Cross Creek

We've also seen the movie versions of many novels, including Memoirs of a Geisha, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Secret Life of Bees, to name a few.

One book, Triggerfish Twist, even inspired a party after the main character finds some tortuous ways to use a water sprinkler toy.  Thus was born the Summer Wham-O Party where we played with all the Wham-O toys we could find, including a Slip n' Slide and Hula Hoops.

So, you never know what fun we'll have when we read!

Here's a just some of the books we've read:

The Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Life of Pi
Monkeys are Made of Chocolate
The Good German
A Dirty Job
Veronika Decides to Die
A Brief History of Time
A Walk in the Woods
Whisper to the Blood
Triggerfish Twist
Lonesome Dove
Pillars of the Earth
Cider House Rules

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