January 14, 2011

October 2009

What was in the air last night that brought out the anglophile in all of us?  We all had stories to tell about our experiences with English culture, some fit to print and some not.  Jane shared her visit to Bronte country and described the trees "dripping with shadow and shade."  Pam looked like she just got back from her summer in England, the glow still about her, and we all silently agreed that Cornwall would be an ideal place to have an off-site book club meeting.  You in?
In the meantime, yesterday was the National Day on Writing.  Regina Brett's story is below, and she's invited us to write our memoir in six words.  Here's mine:

Quiet demeanor, creative interior, still traveling.

What's yours?????

Link to Regina Brett's story

And the books from last night:

Shogun - Barbara finally finished it!
Tales of Terror, 58 Short Stories Chosen by the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock
An Echo in the Bones - Diana Gabaldon
Paul Newman, A Life - Shawn Levy
Elements of Style - Strunk and White
Divine Justice - David Baldacci
Amateur Barbarians - Robert Cohen (don't bother reading this)
The View from Castle Rock - Alice Munro
God is not Great - Christopher Hitchens
Reading Like a Writer - Francise Prose
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club - Gil McNeil
The Lost Art of Gratitude - Alexander McCall Smith
Pam took one for the team and read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
A good place for good/bad reviews is Goodreads.com
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Inside London
Miss Julia's School of Beauty - Ann B. Ross
The Sweet Potato Queens books - Jill Conner Browne
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Shack - William Young
The Fourth Turning - Strauss and Howe
My Life in France - Julia Child
Laura Lippman's short stories
Rosamunde Pilcher's books
The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica - James Owen
Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
The Women - T.C. Boyle
The Wright Experience - Sarah Hunt editor
Loving the Inspector Lewis series
Shadowlands movie
Check out the Regency Era puzzle and House's House at www.funtrivia.com
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Sally Hemings - Barbara Chase-Riboud
Books by Elizabeth George
Books by Minette Walters such as The Ice House and The Sculptress
Stories taking place in Cornwall:  Where the Light Remains - Hayden Gabriel, Revenge of a Middle Aged Woman - Elizabeth Buchan

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