Where do you usually meet? We've met in restaurants, a bookstore, member's homes and a battered women's shelter that we held a book drive for.
What are your all-time favorite selections? Our favorites discussed are Every Woman Needs a Wife by Naleighna Kai, White Lines by Tracy Brown, Donna's Dilemma by Brian W. Smith and Sleeping with Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey.
How do you decide what to read next? Each month has a book captain and co-captain who decide the book title and genre. We switch genres to give members a chance to read their favorite types of books and expose others to new genres. We also choose books if an author offers to meet with us. We incorporate foods, themes, settings, etc. from the book into the discussion.
Are you planning any special trips or events around a book you're reading? Have you in the past? We just met Brian W. Smith for Nina's Got a Secret. Nathan Eshe sent us CDs of readings of poems from My Love, and members will recite poems they've written on love for the meeting. In February, we will hear Dr. Maya Angelou speak—the inspiration for Phenomenal Women.