Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Evening Events

Tonight our local Chick-Fil-A was hosting a fundraiser for the MS Society. My mother-in-law passed away in June 2000 after suffering from MS for almost 20 years so it is a cause that has directly affected our family. The turnout was amazing and I know that a ton of money had to have been raised. Plus it was a reason for Sam to freak out at the person in the cow costume.

Afterwards two of the ladies in my subdivision asked me if I would like to start walking with them on a regular basis. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to talk to someone over the age of 11. During our walk we decided to try to start a monthly subdivision book club and since I am the book freak they let me choose the first book. Of course I chose My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, one of my favorite books. Now our task is to make a list of 20-25 books to choose from for other months. What are some books that you think would make great book club readings? They can be fiction, non fiction... anything. I'd love some ideas.

9 comments:

Ang said...

A recent book I've read that I really enjoyed is the Minor Protection Act by Jodi Cowles. I did a brief reivew of it on my blog if you want more information on it.

I also recommend anything by Francine Rivers or Ted Dekker. Both are great authors!

it's me, Val said...

Good ol Judy Blume's Wifey or Summer Sisters! Some good coversation pieces in both books!

Glad you found some walk-a-thon friends. Im happy for you. xo

Leesha said...

That's neat you found some walking partner's.

On the book thing...you know I always get my idea's from you. So maybe I will join you from a distance. Very long distance! LOL

Tiff said...

my mom has MS. So far she isn't letting it get her. She's working full time (although not for long) and enjoying life.

Just wanted to stop by and say hello!

SuperMom said...

Oh, I just bought My Sister's Keeper on my last B&N trip. Yay! The last book I read that I thought was really, really fun was The Thirteenth Tale. I think it would be a really fun book club read (and I think you'd really enjoy it even if you don't "assign" it to your book club members. ;)

Jamie said...

WELL, you know I just started it but you will have to put the Nineteen Minutes on it because I would love to see other peoples opinions on it!!

Jill said...

When I was in a book club, I loved it when people chose classic favorites. Two that I loved re-discovering were A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and A Prayer for Owen Meany. I also just started re-reading books I read in high school like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird and thoroughly enjoyed them -- moreso than I ever did in HS.

Lisa said...

That's really cool about the MS fundraiser. I love helping with fundraisers through my Pampered Chef business.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hey, how about the book Captivating? That's a fantastic book for women!

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