Friday, May 30, 2014

Mark Your Calendars

Dear Busy Gals Classic Reading Society members,

It has been decided to have our discussion on The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, on June 20th. Please mark your calendars for that evening to have our discussion.

This selection will be quick so there is plenty of time to finish before we discuss it.

Lorraine said you can bring what ever you would like for the meal.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Let's Go "Wilde" Again

Dear Busy Gals Classic Reading Society Members,

Our next selection is another Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest.

Lorraine will be hosting this one and since it is a short play she reminded me that there are abridged versions that you may happen upon but we are reading the unabridged version so keep that in mind when you are looking for your copy to read. This book can be found on the internet in many cost free ways. I believe there is a free version for the Kindle.

With summer coming on and vacations planned we are looking ahead right now to scheduling a discussion for this book. We have June 20th or June 27th as possible dates to have the book read by. Please let Lorraine know which date will work for you.


Evening and Discussion of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Dear Busy Gals Classic Reading Society Members,

We had a very enjoyable time with Joyce at the last book discussion of 'The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. We always have such wonderful food to eat.  There was teriyaki pot roast with vegetables, fried chicken tenders, Irish soda bread, finger sandwich wraps, gnocchi with pesto, tortellini with Alfredo sauce, fruit trees-a clever artistic fruit salad.

The discussion could have gone on all night. We did watch the movie, an old production of the book with only one actress that I recognized. Agnes Moorehead the mother of Samantha Stephens from 'Bewitched'. The movie makers really took liberties with the story and we hardly recognized the story when they finished with it.

Still, that is always fun to see what happens to a book when it is made into a film. Being such a long book it would have been a mini series if they had made it exactly like the book, I like them that way too. That is the way this book group is. We like to read the book then watch the movie, sometimes the movie is better than the book and sometimes it is the other way around.  At any rate most of us enjoyed the many facets of this story.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dining With Joyce and Discussing the Book

This is Sharon, I am posting a comment that Joyce put on the blog. She has not been able to submit a post yet, only a comment. We will try and fix that so she can. So, here is her comment about what she is preparing and her suggestion for the book discussion May 16th at 6:00 pm at her home. 

Joyce: "I am preparing a traditional main dish of England or(the British) because of the setting of this book. It will be pot roast with carrots and potatoes. Please give me an idea of what you may be bringing.
Traditional English dishes have had competition from other dishes over the years. Despite this, if you visit England, you can still be served up the traditional foods we have been eating for years.
"Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup and, for some strange reason, mint humbugs."

"Thank you so much for your patience.
I look forward seeing you all."


Monday, May 5, 2014

Pinning Down a Discussion Date

Dear Busy Gals Classic Reading Society Members,

It is time to pin down a date for us to discuss our current book selection. So, finish up your reading and lets try to get together on May 16th at Joyce's for the discussion.  Please let us know if that date won't work for you. We really want our devoted readers to attend and contribute to the discussion. Call either me or Joyce and let us know what your schedule is like so we can get together.


PS. Watch for another post on what Joyce wants us to bring for the dining portion of our book discussion evening.