Bookish Sort Book Club News

The Bookish Sort Book Club met Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 5:30 PM. Seven of us enjoyed reading Eudora Welty’s Why I live at the P. O. (Group read).  Ginger gave a brief introduction before we began. We really enjoyed the shared experience of laughing and empathizing with the characters. After the reading, we discussed the themes of the story and commented on the norms and writing of the time (1930’s). Thanks, Ginger, for suggesting the format. We will do this again in December with a Holiday-related story.

Below is a list of the selections for the next few months. Note that in September, we ask each person that attends to bring a favorite poem to read to the group. In November, we will again have our “Literary Potluck”; bring a dish (to share) suggested by some reading as well as a quote from the reading. In December, we will read a story aloud at the meeting. What fun!

In August, we will look at the list of topics we have read and try to branch out a bit in terms or genre. 

Future selections are as follows:

Apr 4     American Philosophy: A Love Story           by  John Kaag              Jo Ann 
May 2   Princess Ruth: Love & Tragedy in Hawaii   by Jo Ann Lordahl        Caroline 
Jun 6    A Gentleman in Moscow                             by Amor Towles           Jean 
Jul 4     Varina                                                          by Charles Frazier       Anne
Aug 1    The Narrow Road to the Deep North          by Richard Flanagan  Joyce 
Sept 5   Each member bring a favorite poem
Oct 3    (open-maybe a juvenile book)
Nov 1   Literary Pot Luck
Dec 5   Group Read Aloud

All comers are welcome to our gathering each first Thursday at the Hawthorne Branch Library. Last month we had a few guests; we hope they will become regulars.

Upcoming events include:

A Hurston Celebration:

  • April 5 5-8 p.m. Zora Neale Hurston Collection Reception and Speaker at University of Florida  Smather's Library Room 100
  • April 6 12-5 p.m. Community event with live music, stroytellers, card games, and fish fry at Porter's Community Center
  • April 7 2-4:30 p.m. Film viewing of Zora's Roots: The Live of Zora Neale Hurston and discussion by Lizzie Jenkins of Zetz Phi Beta at Headqarters Library Meeting Room B.