I was so glad to be able to attend the first meeting of a new book club a few days ago. On the Same Page: Ladies Book Club was organized by Lisa to be a small and intimate group, much like one she enjoyed where she used to live.
We met at Wine 101 in Helotes, a charming shop with a knowledgeable staff and a nice offering of wines and great hors d’oeuvre platters. Six of us chose a generous glass of wine and relaxed to discuss plans for the new club.
Lisa explained her plan and we were all allowed input; everyone had great ideas and they were all incorporated. We want to read one book a month; choose them from a small batch of possibilities by picking from a hat; and a different member leads the questions each meeting. We talked about limits to membership, too, an unfortunate necessity in order to keep the group manageable.
We chose “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh as our first month’s book. It’s a good choice according to many others and includes discussion questions. I’ve now received my copy and am looking forward to it!
Thanks to Lisa for organizing this group.
© Jan McClintock of We Need More Shelves