Month: JULY| Date: 7/30/17 Genre: GENRE OR THEME Book: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Hostess: Christina H; at her home
Present: Stephanie 89%, Linda 36%, Anna 30 +%, Christina H 100%, Christie Cuevas 90+%, Christina F 100%, Valerie Macias 100%
We also want to Welcome Valerie to our group!!
Not Present: Jonetta, Michele, Court, Angie. No indication of % read.
Our June selection was a translated book as well as identified as humorous. Three members present completed the book and genuinely liked it. They felt like Allan was walking through life carefree, and rather envied him for his carefree, who gives a #*$! Attitude. We discussed the ridiculous events that occurred, and although they were not laugh out loud funny, they were witty. A couple of us questioned the necessity of the historical references to major past events and their significance. We mostly didn’t really care about the history. Most of us seemed to like the present day activities the best. We did note that Allan’s only regret seemed to be what he had (historically) said to Stalin…when he recited the wrong poem to him. Allan’s claim to fame seemed centered around his skills as a munitions/explosive expert and his love of Vodka. (Which seemed to get him in plenty of troubling situations….although he didn’t really care, Lol.)
Our discussion then rabbit trailed away per our typical fashion. Lol. We discussed pregnancy and delivery stories (Thank you Taja…you are missed.)
Our poll winner for August is “The Cold, Cold Sea”, by Linda Huber. Our theme of cooler weather prevailing!!
For our September book thoughts, we will look at school related books, or changing seasons…Fall/Autumn. Many book possibilities were discussed and offered up as potential selections. Watch for the poll and don’t forget to vote!!
The next meeting will be a no host meeting at Bakersfield Pizza Company, at 4105 Ming Ave, on August 27, 2017.
Happy cool reading this month!!
(On a personal note)…
I had to quit the book club because of my pregnancy among other things. I am PROUD to announce the birth of my daughter – Evie Jo Meadows!!! I am still very happy to be a part of your club, even if only behind the scenes. And I am excited to return one day once my life gets normal again. I haven’t been able to read ONE PAGE since the end of June. So… one day when I can read again I am SOO looking forward to my social time again. I MISS YOU LADIES!!
(More photos on my blog if you’re interested)
-Taja AKA Tajanator