Friday, August 14, 2009

August Book Group Meeting

Last night Jodie and I hosted our August book club. The book discussed was The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. We had fourteen members which we thought was a good turn out because of school starting. We have quite a few teachers in our group, so there was talk of first days and classes. Most were quite tired already.

For a book that is around 1000 pages long, probably 12 out of the 14 finished it. This was probably the 2nd longest book our group had read after Katherine Graham's A Personal History. Everyone enjoyed the character developments, the building of a cathedral details and medieval history. We all had enough of the detailed explicit attacks that were carried out against women of that time. Once was enough Mr. Follett, we get it.

In September we move from England to Russia in The Madonnas of Leningrad.

1 comment:

Shelby said...

Had a great time at your house last night! I loved Jodie's house and the "dessert" was just perfect.