Sunday afternoon brought a meeting of the Powerful Women Readers book group to Rae’s for white chili and a lovely afternoon. Eleven women were present, and the book discussion was perhaps the best we have had so far. Nancy was the only one who had read Fannie Flagg’s The Whole Town is Talking which became a lot more appealing when she informed us the townspeople were talking in the town’s cemetery, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Several Women were interested in ordering the book from the library. Rae discussed Leon Hale’s Paper Hero with Janet’s help. Both had read the book as a selection for the library’s Third Tuesday Book Club. Ann finished the discussion with a lecture on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, including general comments on 1984 by George Orwell and other books that warned what could happen in the future–which is now! Several women had read the book and agreed that the story was basically a tragedy, one which we, as the “future” inhabitants of this planet had better heed. Ann and several of us, however, who have grandchildren or are around young people, pointed out that today’s youth transmit a ray of hope for the future, for they are entering today’s Brave New World with confidence and compassion.
Finished this past week: One Damned Thing After Another and Just Like Jesus, which I’ll review soon.
Continuing to Read: Racing in the Rain (I’ve laid this aside for a while and want to get back to it.)
Started: Small Admissions which is a light, very amusing read.
Today will be clean up and catch up day. Later this afternoon, I’ll post Monday Musings instead of Monday Morning Musings. That first cup of coffee is calling me.