Monday, May 11, 2009

Book club (meeting 2)

Friday was our second Book club meeting. We meet seasonally...this was our spring meeting. Liza hosted at her home. In honor of Cinco De Mayo we decided on a Mexican theme for the menu.


Veggie Enchiladas

Guacamole, salsa, chips

Beans and rice

Six layer dip and chips

Fruity margaritas


Did I mention that this is a book club and not a cooking club???? YUM!!! One of the aspects of our book club that I love is that we are very relaxed. We do take time to talk business and discuss the book, but the majority of time is letting our hair down and having fun together. Yes, this is a book club and the whole point of meeting is to encourage one another to read and discuss that read together. Honestly though, none of us really needs encouragement to read. Clearly all of these ladies spend a good amount of time perusing their local libraries/bookstores. We are all really different but we get along well. One friend has a daughter graduating from high school this spring and one friend's first born is turning 1. Talk about different life stages! It is so fun just to get together and LAUGH!!! Well, enough about group dynamics.
Jen chose this season's book Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. I think we all liked this book for the most part. We all agreed that it was a very sad story, but enlightening. The story takes place in Paris, France in July of 1942. The French police are arresting Jewish families. This particular story is about a ten year old girl and what her family goes through. I probably would not have picked up this book on my own, but I'm glad that I read it.The characters are fictitious, but the events are not. Needless to say we are reading something more lighthearted for meeting three.

I decided to get a little crafty and make each of the girls a book mark. I had fun putting them together! Thanks girls for the laughs, the food, the fun, and of course the good reading!


Vivi said...

I'm about 3/4 through Sarah's Key right now! Love your bookmarks too.

Maris said...

Everything abut your book club menu sounds delish. Guacamole is one of my favorite dips, ever!

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