Bookish Sort Book Club News

The Bookish Sort Book Club met on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 5:30 PM at the Hawthorne Branch Library with 12 people attending. Caroline led the discussion of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. We talked a bit about the intro to the book by the author (This into was not in the first printing of the book.) in which the author discussed her own background how the book fit into her development as a writer. From there we engaged in a lively discussion of various ideas related to the chapters of the book. Some discussion was about role models and expectations of women; we especially related this to our own experiences. I won’t try to summarize our diverse discussion during this meeting. You just had to be there…


Caroline provided rice sandwiches (mentioned in the book). Not our favorite treat! Jo Ann brought delicious Mexican Picadillo with sour cream (some of us put this over the rice sandwiches in a bowl), mango juice, and water. Thank you both.


Upcoming Bookclub Selections:

Apr. 2               State of Wonder                                    by Ann Pratchett             Ida

May 7              Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel      by  Christy Lefteri         Pat

June 4             Angela's Ashes                              by Frant McCourt         Jean

Upcoming events of interest: 

Saturday, March 21 • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Santa Fe Audebon Society's Birds, Bees, Native Plants and Trees Festival at Melrose Heritage Park - State Rd 26 204 Pearl St, Melrose, FL

Saturday, March 21 at 2 PM: Wanda Duncan, presents her first book Cracker Gothic. At Rawlings Farm

Saturday, April 18 at 2 PM:  Writer Dorothy Weik Smiljanich presents Bringing Jessie Home, A story of Canine Rescue and Human Redemption. At Rawlings Farm