Pat saw a tee shirt on wireless.com -- "Not so loud, I had book club last
night." A wine glass on its side was also featured. Some Thursday mornings I
do feel that way, especially after a really exciting book club dinner. I'd call
it a meeting as in book club meeting, but to be honest, it's more a wild dinner
This week we had new visitors and for a portion of the
evening...say until the lasagna made it to the table...we were on our "good"
behavior. Then it went down hill or wild after that! All I can say, is good
thing our dogs are quiet. They do get petted on the way out the door so I guess
that is their reward. Husband and son just hide out. It's safer that way!
food theme was "Italian" but we had to add a Southern twist in honor of our
guest, Linda Howard
Not only was it a Southern twist but also a recipe plucked right from one of
Linda's books! Claire's Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding! And let me tell you, it must
have coffee! In fact we completely lost the Italian theme after the main entrees
of lasgna and chicken alfredo...the desserts were bountiful: orange-cranberry
bread, pumpkin bread, blackberry pie, bread pudding and of course, killer
chocolate cake! And coffee! It's a wonder no one went into a sugar induced
We did talk talk talk about
Death Angel which for
some reason I just want to call DARK ANGEL. I even had a reminder jotted down so
I wouldn't screw it up. We found out the death scene in the middle came from an
idea Linda Howard had years ago and finally came together when she got the idea
that the hero (not sure he's all traditional hero material) kills the heroine.
If you haven't read DEATH
ANGEL we highly recommend it! Not your usual heroic material for either
protagonist, but there is some hot hot scenes! Oh, yeah, and a few twists and
turns. Unexpected ones at that! Read it! Our book club urges you!
Since we had Linda Howard on the phone, the conversation did wander off to our
favorite books: MR.
PERFECT and the MacKenzies. I mean, seriously, who could not wish there were
more MacKenzie stories? EVERY ONE!!!! And discussion ran heavy on which one was
THE BEST! I think we finally agreed everyone could have their own opinion. Still
think Gwen is wrong btw.
After the call we also talked about which
was the first Linda Howard we read and loved...versus which one we read and
hated. I say, look at it this way, with a Linda Howard book you love or hate but
either way you read the whole thing!
reporting for DFW Tea Readers
"sheesh it's only Saturday and
I'm still recovering from book club!"
1 comment posted.
Sometimes book club is like recovering from a really good book I couldn't put down- it takes a day or two to let what happened flow through you. But I always consider that a good thing- it confirms my love of it. I so agree that every book club should have its own themed tee shirt!
(Sara Edmonds 11:07pm November 22, 2008)