Friday, February 27, 2015

"A Long Way from Chicago" wrap up...

We had a wonderful time last night at our UCC Ladies' Book Club meeting. We met at the home of Brenda Burgess and had sixteen ladies to attend! Everyone bought their favorite finger foods and I brought a delicious homemade caramel cake. (Homemade by some sweet little lady who sells them at the Piggly Wiggly in Eclectic, thank you very much!) There was one piece left over. I brought it home and, out of guilt, told Gerald about it. He was half asleep when I got home, so I was kinda hoping it might still be around this morning to go with my coffee. No such luck... 

We discussed the book "A Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck. This is technically a young adult book that I found while preparing to teach Jewell's book club in homeschool co-cop, but the stories were so good, I had to share this one.  It's a fast read and will definitely keep you entertained. Several ladies have already downloaded the sequels and have either begun or finished them! That's a pretty good endorsement.

As usual, we had some great conversation and a lot of laughs!
Someone (who will remain nameless!) didn't finish the book, but I read this one TWICE!

Brenda's husband, Tommy, is a master fire builder,
and we enjoyed their big, warm fireplace
as we discussed the book.
We avoided all the snow this week down in our area,
but it's still been cold!

Our next meeting will be sometime in May and I will make the book announcement soon.
If you're in the area and would like to join our group, let me know. We'd love to have you!


I'm so glad you stopped by my neck of the woods!
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