Saturday, September 02, 2006

Readers digest (literally and figuratively)!

After a two year absence we were finally back to Poli-Poli cabin for our 6th annual book club retreat. Choosing the books we’ll read for the next nine months is a fun and passionate process with few guidelines beyond the “ooooohh” factor! The laughter, connection, stimulation (of the intellectual type!), support and fun we have make this a really satisfying and magical experience.
Despite Carols fears of global warming….the fire raged on!
Zippy had tough competition against sociopaths, Hawaiian history, racial clashes , Truman Capote & the tantalizing prospect of wearing a pouffy white dress….she did win the most amusing book cover award, though posthumously as she didn’t make the cut!

Those that did:
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Egalia's Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Brantenberg
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Broken Trust by Samuel King & Randall Roth


Anonymous said...

Don't feel sorry for Zippy...she would have been eaten alive by this group! kf

Anonymous said...

If being in a book club will get me into the company of such HOT WOMEN (and that includes Zippy!) I'm getting my library card today!

cammar said...

I know who proposed "Middlesex"...