We were pleased to welcome two new members to our meeting on Tuesday. The ladies arrived prepared for discussion by having read our book choice for the month: The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs. Some of the more ambitious readers continued on with reading the sequel, Knit Two, and brought even more information about the characters and continuation of the story. Almost everyone enjoyed the story; it was the ending where we responded differently.
We had a pleasant time exchanging our perspectives on the book, comparing the story of women meeting regularly and building friendships around knitting to our own experience of meeting regularly to read and discuss the latest in best-selling novels.
More information about the author and the knitting series of books, (as well as tips and techniques on knitting, and online discussion with others who had similar reactions to the story) can be found at:
Next on our agenda is a specially selected book for March, Choosing Civility.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
February is the month for Ground Hog's Day, Presidents' Day, and Valentine's Day. It is also a good month to check into the new programs at our library, specifically regarding winter reading.
Washington County Libraries are celebrating reading with WINTER JACKETS. This is a reader-reviewer program that allows you to let others know your opinion on a book you have recently read. More information is available on the library web site. (Including how to receive your goodie package with a coffee cup filled with info, reading suggestions, and a Dunn Bros. coffee card.)
While you are there be sure to look at the new web site features. These include book letters, a bio of Lake Wobegon's favorite librarian Grace Grady, book kits, and a place to sign up for a newsletter about books.