January 2016

The January meeting of Wine and Words was held at Jan’s. Jan, Karen, Cindy, Kay, Sandie, Linda, and Ann were present. We enjoyed a wonderful green salad with blueberries, pears and lemon-flavored olive oil from Drizzle. Richard made us a delicious chicken and vegetable soup. Cindy provided cup cakes.

During dinner, Jan mentioned they make a special trip each year to buy a case of Paulsbo peanut butter. There was discussion about the new Star Wars movie and The Revenant.

Discussion of All the Light We Cannot See. Members mostly felt it was depressing. Life during war is a confusing time for children to be formed, morally and spiritually. Members liked The Book Thief much better. Kay loved how well-prepared her father made her to be able to weather the coming storm.

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story – read by Cindy – Ann felt the decline of Detroit started with desegregation.

The Art of Tidying Up – recommended by Cindy

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk – recommended by Kay – about a family who lived on Orcas. Historical fiction about people from Asia taking away jobs during a depression.

Whatcom Reads book – A Tale for the Time Being – Kay suggested

Rosey Project – Karen – Book for March

Me before You and After You – Jan

A Man Called Ove – Jan – Book for April

God in Ruins – recommended by Dee from Village Books. One of the best books she’s ever read.

The Light Between the Oceans – Linda – Book for May

The next meeting of Wine and Word Book Club will be on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 PM at Karen’s. Jan will provide dessert. The book for February is  The Girl in the Spider Web, by  David Lagercrantz.