The Read ’em and Eat book club started in one Cary neighborhood 15 years ago and has spread out over the years as members have moved and new people have joined, says member Angela Henderson. Five of the original members are still with the group.
Tell us about your club. The host for the month selects the book that will be reviewed at the meeting in two months. We find that the discussion is always best when we don’t all like the book. So when someone picks, it’s fingers crossed for opposition! We do pot-luck food for the meeting. The hostess provides beverages and location. The first hour is drinking and catching up with each other. We are very social and always discuss the book, but some nights it’s much more about the girl time. We host a summer weekend getaway every year at Lake Gaston. We have been doing this for seven years and look forward to it all year!
What are you reading now? “The Year of Fog” by Michelle Richmond
What is your club’s favorite book? “Trans-Sister Radio” by Chris Bohjalian
What’s unique about your club? We try never to repeat an author. ... The book chosen by the host is rejected if three members have already read it, so she must always have a backup book selection. ... We also supported the building of a public library in Homer, Alaska, where the sister of a founding member lives. There is a brick in the pavement leading to the building with our group name on it!
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The Year of Fog
Bantam Discovery, 432 pages