Friday, May 1, 2015

the Friday 56 and Some Other Chatter

Joining up with Freda's Friday 56
p. 56  "We both suffered from stomach cramps and diarrhea, so we spent a good portion of the day and night in the roach infested bathroom, which became our sanctuary."

I read this book for our book club.  Our meeting was a couple of nights ago and we had a lively discussion. Many of us liked the book and some did not, they didn't like the style of writing and thought the author dragged it out too much and was whiny. I loved it. Often we get onto other topics....that night we discussed punctuation and the way math is taught in the elementary schools now. That is part of what makes our group so much fun. At first I was afraid to join a book club because I was afraid everyone would be too intellectual. Not this group, we have a good time. 

We also had a chili tasting event....not sure how that came about but we enjoyed all the different chili's. We had your standard, 'ordinary' chili, a white chicken chili, barley chili, zippy pork chili (I think this was my favorite), my chili had pumpkin in it. We had beer and wine too. Thankfully DR said a glass of wine would be OK for me. Some brought tasty toppings, delicious desserts, homemade bread, salad, and even jello with cherries....that is liquor infused cherries. Wonder if that is why we had such good discussions????

I just downloaded GONE GIRL to my Nook so that will be my next read.....when I can find time to read....on the bus trip to the tulip festival in Holland MI?

Have a good weekend. I am off to a stamping convention in northern WI with 3 other friends, it is an annual event for us. Then I'm home for one day and off again.......gotta take advantage of the opportunities when they knock at your door.


  1. I enjoyed Not Without My Daughter...both the book and the movie. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “NEVER TELL A LIE”

  2. I've been curious about Not Without My Daughter, so thank you for posting an excerpt. It's on my wish list.
    Your chili tasting sounds like lots of fun. What a great group! My writing group often veers off onto other topics, and we get into some lively discussions.
    My Friday post features MIDDLE-AGED CRAZY.

  3. I loved this movie but had no idea it was a book!
    Happy weekend!

  4. I enjoyed Gone Girl. Hope you do too.

  5. Looking forward to seeing what you created at your getaway.

  6. I remember that book. I read it many years ago, but one that you do not forget easily.