Page Turners – Joint June Meeting

We look forward to our June 24 meeting, when all three groups will get together at 1:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. This is our most important meeting of the year because we vote on our selections for next year. Each group has chosen eight titles and the entire list will be e-mailed to members by June 3.

■■ Please take the time to research the titles and circle the eight you’d like to read next year. If you put your name on the ballot, it will be returned to you at the end of the meeting, providing you with a summer reading list.

■■ Those who plan to attend should have given $2 at their May meeting to cover the cost of our cookies, coffee and paper goods. If you have not yet paid, there is still time to get the money to your group leader.

■■ If you want to participate in the book exchange, bring a wrapped, lightly used, paperback which you yourself would enjoy or have enjoyed reading.

Finally, here are some thoughts about book selection: Sometimes a book is wonderful to read, but might not be good for discussion. There are sites aside from Amazon.com which have reviews along with critical reviews from newspapers and magazines. It is probably good to suggest a book you have read yourself or one that has a strong recommendation. The best discussions can be about books on which we disagree. Being a member of a book club gives us the opportunity to expand our reading repertoire and to get out of our comfort zone.

For those interested, here are the results of this past year’s voting: Molokai (21), Whistling Season (20 in 2nd round), Clara and Mr. Tiffany (17), The White Pearl (16), Five Smooth Stones (15), Turn of the Screw (14), In the Garden of Beasts (12), One Thousand White Women (12 in 2nd round), Behind the Beautiful Forevers (11 in 2nd round—didn’t make the list). The remaining 15 books had the following votes: 0, 6, 3, 3, 4, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 6, 2, 0.

For more information about Page Turners you can contact: Gretchen Rask: grask707@gmail.com, 489-2259—Monday morning. Diane Hearne: Phearne4@cox.net, 661-6267—Monday afternoon. Lisa Buchner: lisabuchner@cox.net, 496-9546—Thursday afternoon.

—Lisa Buchner

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