How did you get together? Our book club began 10 years ago and was founded by one of our members.
Where do you usually meet? Our meetings are rotated at each member's home. There is a hostess and discussion leader for each meeting. The hostess prepares a scrumptious meal that is usually eaten after the book discussion. It has been said that we meet to eat.
Which Oprah's Book Club selections have you read together? Cane River by Lalita Tademy, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and Paradise by Toni Morrison.
What are your all-time favorite selections? The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
Are you planning any special trips or events? When we discussed The Bondwoman's Narrative by Crafts and Gates, we dressed in attire and ate foods of that time period. When we read Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, we dressed in kimonos and each member dramatized a character in the story and followed by a traditional Japanese feast. We've also had visits by authors, including J.T. Smith, author of Love Don't Come Easy, and Sandy Livingson, author of Fragments.