Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Format

I have made an executive decision. The Inklings II Book Club will cease to exist in its previous form. There have been many conflicts, and a lot of people who have been concerned about many aspects of the way that the book club was functioning. If you would like a list detailing the reasons for the switch, feel free to message me.

Having said that, the book club will now function as a completely online book club. We will select a book that we will read throughout the month, and any discussion will be had in the comments section of this blog. (Please use a heading that alerts followers to the fact that a review or comment contains spoilers.) I will post the selections on the sidebar the same way that I always have. I have frequently advised people to check out the blog if they are looking for book selections as well. This will be an excellent opportunity to share our book selections with people. Also, it will give people the opportunity to see what we think about our book selections.

Please message me either on the facebook fan page, by text, or e-mail if you would like to suggest a book selection. I will select books based on the poll results, so please vote if you want your voice heard.

The book for January will be "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. This was the selection for December that we did not have an official meeting for. Also, if there are people interested in having a physical meeting to discuss the books, we will meet on the last Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in that meeting, please message me, and I will provide a location. I will also provide a list of any questions for you to think about during your reading in the comments section of the blog.

I am sorry for any of you who are upset about the format switch. Again, please message me with any comments or questions.

Much Love!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July Meeting

Ok, so I have been a slacker about the blog for a long time now. I apologize for that. I needed to take a bit (or a few bits, as the case has been) to re-organize my life. I have had a bunch of things added to my life and had to learn to fit everything into it again.

Last night was fun, ladies! I enjoy the time that we spend together each month. The book that we read was "The Mennonite in the Little Black Dress". For those of you who didn't read it, it is one that you should pick up. It is a really a breath of fresh air. The woman in the book has such a beautiful and humorous outlook on life. It was a great read. Cheri provided the meeting place, Echo led the discussion, and the treats were provided by Michelle, Trulee and Dena. Thank you to everyone. :)

Next month we are reading "The Good Thief" by Hannah Tinti. Please make an effort to finish it and join us next month.

Also, if you would be willing to provide the meeting place, treats, or lead the discussion in upcomming months, please let me know.

Monday, February 14, 2011

January Meeting

Our January meeting was lovely! We has amazing treats provided by Carah, Cheri, and Trulee, and the discussion was lead by Michelle. We had a really great time. I love to hang out with you ladies and hear what you have to say. I truly love the opportunity to read the same work of literature and have people get so many different things out of it. I also love to hear how every one's mind works and get a glimpse of how each of you view the world. Thank you for allowing me to learn more about my world in this way.

Next month we will be reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. This is a work of non-fiction, and it is very interesting. I am really excited to discuss this one. We will be meeting at Sharla's and Sharla will also be leading the discussion. Treats will be provided by Geoph, Echo, and Michelle.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

December Meeting

Welcome to the beginning of our EIGHTH YEAR as a bookclub!! I cannot believe how many years we have been together and how much we have read! To date, we have read 84books totaling 35,559 pages!!

The December Meeting was so much fun!! I was so happy to see everyone and to discuss our book! The food was plentiful and the company was amazing. (As I am sure that you recall, everyone was to bring a potluck item for our annual Christmas Dinner.) We met at Dena's house and read "The Gun Seller" by Hugh Laurie. It was a very witty and fun read, and for those of you who were not able to get a hold of a copy, you should continue your search as it was a worthwhile read.

Next month we will be reading "Kill Me" by Stephen White. It is a very discussible and exciting book. Michelle will be leading the discussion, treats will be provided by Carah, Trulee, and Cheri. We will be meeting at Echo's house.

Much love to all!! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

November Meeting

The meeting for November was lovely! Thank you for your continued support of the bookclub over the years.

The Body Project was not a favorite among readers, but spurred a very interesting conversation. It was a very insightful book.

The Discussion was provided by Dena with the location provided by Cheri. Treats were brought by Michelle, Keri, and Dena.

Next month we will be reading "The Gun Seller" by Hugh Laurie. It will be our annual Christmas Potluck dinner. I am thinking we should do a Soup/Salad/Dessert thing, so send me an e-mail ASAP with what you would like to bring so that I can get a good balance of food.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October Meeting

Thank you all fo coming to this month's meeting, and for reading the book. It is my understanding that everyone who chose to read it enjoyed it, however, I think most people could have done with less language. (I believe this proves my theory about not judging a book by it's movie preview...) :)

This month, we met at Keri's house with treats provided by Keri, Gandalf, Michelle, Cheri and Geoph. It was a great month for eatting!! I appreciate everyone's effort.

Next month, we will be reading "The Body Project" by Joan Jacobs Brumberg. I look forward to discussing this one with everyone. We will be meeting at Cheri's house and treats will be provided by Michelle, Geoph, and Keri. Dena will lead the discussion. If there are any problems with these assignments, please let me know ASAP.

Also, I apologize for any confusion about the blog. The book selections are listed by year, with the current year closest to the top on the right-hand side of the page. ---------> The previous years are listed below, and so you might need to check the year above to make sure you are reading the correct book. If this is still confusing, please let me know so that I can make it less so.

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. Much love.

Monday, October 4, 2010

September Meeting

Thank you all for attending last month's meeting. It was lovely to see everyone and to hear the author's story of how he came to write his book. It was also so fun to see his beautiful pottery.

A big thanks to Mel for providing her home once again, and to Geoph, Dena, Carah, and RonniJo for bringing treats.

There has boon some concern about locating the book for December (The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie). I don't believe that the Davis County Library has a copy, so you will either need to contact the SLC library, purchase a copy (Amazon is your best bet...they have used copies for under a dollar, plus shipping), or you can borrow a copy from someone who has one. You will probablly need to be a bit proactive about it, though.

Next month, we will be meeting at Keri's, treats will be provided by Cheri, June, and Geoph, and Krissanne will be leading the discussion. Also, please note that if for some reason I am unable to update a post on this blog, there is a section on the sidebar called "Who/What/Where" that provides information for the upcomming three months. Also, a phonecall should provide you with any information that you might need should my computer crash.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Bookclub-There Is No Me Without You

This month's book provided a wide range of emotional responses. The book was lifechanging for some, and passable for others. Some had a difficult time getting through it from bordeom, while some found it difficult because it was so real to them. This is one of the reasons that I so enjoy being a part of this bookclub. I have said it before, but I love to see what multiple people's perspective is on the same thing. I am so glad that we have such a diverse group of women who can form an opinion on a subject and come together for a discussion. I love to have my brain stretched.

Dena provided location and discussion, and Stacy provided treats for us at the last moment. Thank you, Stacy for your willingness to help out at a moments notice!

Next month we will be reading "Unwind". Please post me here or on the facebook group if you are looking for a copy, or have one to lend so that I can match books with people. Much love to all!

June Bookclub-Fehrenheit 451

Bookclub last night was a welcome breath of fresh air! It was lovely, as always to sit and chat with all of you wonderful ladies (and guy) about censorship and it's relavance today as much as ever. We met at Echo's house and were fed by Echo and Michelle. Much love both of you. Echo also provided the discussion. (Again, a special thanks to "The Echo Show").

Fehrenheit 451 is a book that, while there were mixed reviews on the book, was something that all of us agreed was relavant to us today. The book is a short read, but thought-provoking nonetheless.

Next month is "There Is No Me Without You". We will be meeting at my house. I will see you all there. :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Pact-May Bookclub Meeting

Bookclub was lovely this month. We met at Dena's, the discussion was led by Stef, and Treats were provided by Sharla, Janette, Echo, and Dena. Although there were varying feelings about the book, it promoted a great discussion. It was so nice to see everyone and to have an excuse to get together and use our brains. I am grateful that we have such a wonderful outlet for our intellegence, and that we can all respect one another's differences and differing points of view.

Next month we will be reading Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This one should not be hard to get a hold of, and it is a really quick read. We will be meeting at Echo's, and she will be leading the discussion. Treats will be provided by Echo, Keri, and Michelle. If this will not work for you, please let me know ASAP so that I can work it out.

Much love to all!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Help

Last night's meeting was lovely. I always love to see so many different perspectives on the same book. It was very interesting to listen to so many different points of view. The Help was a book that it seemed everyone enjoyed. If you missed this one, you should read it. It brought up a lot of varying emotions in people, and forced us to take a really deep look at our own attitudes and motivations.

Mel was gracious enough to both host and lead the discussion. The treats were provided by Echo, Dena, Jess, and Michelle. Anything you would like to share as far as recipes go, please post them here as comments.

Next month we will be reading The Pact by Jodie Piccoult. We will be meeting at Dena's house and Stef will be leading the discussion. Treats will be provided by Sharla, Janette and Mel.

Thank you again to all who helped make last night a success.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I am sorry that I have neglected the blog for so long. (Honestly, I have had a lot of crap going on, and was unsure that anyone even looked at it.) To any of you that have relied on the blog for information, I am sorry that it has not been up to date lately. (I still have my doubts as to whether this will even be noticed). The side information is now updated, and I will post an entry as soon as we have had this month's meeting. Please understand that I know that I am a flawed individual...and it is not really necessary to point them out to me (all the time). I spend plenty of time concerned about them, and so there is no need to continually point out where I require improvement. Again, I apologize.