Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book Club Review

We had a meeting of our Mother/Daughter book club last night and I realized it's been about a year since we started.  We've met about ten times, reading historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, and classics.  The girls enjoy the relaxed gatherings, with some games and activities and always snacks, probably more than the books, but it's interesting to have their tastes stretched in reading books they might not otherwise choose.  And I get to re-read some of my childhood favorites and then learn about the next generation's favorites.

So far, we've read the following books, with some of the club activities (the ones I recall, anyway) listed in parentheses:

  • Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (jump the chasm, draw a character, trivia contest)
  • The Borrowers:  (build a Borrower's burrow, 20 questions withcharacter name taped to your back)
  • Joshua's Song (tasted molasses, made newspaper craft)
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (chocolate tasting)
  • The Magic Half--I think this is the only one we completely missed, due to surgery
  • Frindle (make up your own "Frindle" word)
  • Tangle of Knots (character charades, cake tasting)
  • Nim's Island (watch the movie)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (draw Aunt Beast, book Jeopardy!)
The more we read, the longer the list gets of things we'd like to read.  Ideas for the near future:

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Giver
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • The Children of Green Knowe
  • The Little White Horse
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • The Candymakers

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