What Makes Bookclub Enjoyable

The people, of course but  you have to check out this spread! You read a book. Or two. Discuss. Some people just hate the books chosen, and others love them. Tonight it was James Joyce Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. You read things you might not have picked.  We didn’t meet all summer.   Tonight it was at Joan’s- everything from her garden.  Heirloom tomatoes on homemade focaccia crust and a spinach golden raisin pine nut one. Oatmeal Crispies and a flavorful small watermelon.  Oh yes, the books. Sergio by Samantha Power and everyone had thumbs down for Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

Heirloom tomatoes on Focaccia Crust.
The Gladiolas were from Joan's garden and the sunlight shone on them.

11 thoughts on “What Makes Bookclub Enjoyable

  1. That food looks delicious!
    I started Little Bee but had to put it down for a little while. Should I not even finish it?!

  2. Looks like a great spread and sounds like good converstaion. Sorry to have missed it.

  3. I wish I could find a book club to join around here. I’ve not read any of the 3 books you mentioned. Yes, the food has to be half the fun! Don’t they say it’s all in presentation??

  4. Love the photo. It’s makes me hungry for a snack. It was very nice chatting with you yesterday in the waiting room. I’ve added you to my blog list.

  5. Oh my! A feast for the body, mind, spirit, soul ….. eyes, ears, nose, tongue and fingers!! XOX

  6. Oh my again! Just noticed the silver on the sideboard, polished, and gleaming like the glads!!!

  7. Great picture. You capture everything. I wish I was there to enjoy the food and friendship.

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