Friday, September 3, 2010

Getting close to wrapping up the year

Yes, it's only September, but that is bringing us very close to the end of the year.

Here's the rundown for those of you playing at home.

September book:  
Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 pm
A Girl named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Robyn's house

October book:
Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Erin's House
Spooky Halloween Party

November book:
Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
No one has claimed November.  Get it while the gettin' is good.

December book:
Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 pm
Book and cookie exchange.  
Come prepared to talk about your favorite non-book club book you read during the year.
Annie's House

Pope Joan

Our August book was Pope Joan.  It was a great book based on the "unknown" of whether or not a woman was really elected Pope in the 9th Century (the 800's)

As a group, we discussed the fact that the historic evidence leads to the fact that Joan probably really existed, but that the Catholic church truly did erase her from history.  It's an awesome thought, for a book club of women, that one singular, strong and educated woman could rise to such a position of power.  It sucks that she had to pretend to be a dude to do it, but still. 

The general consensus was that we liked the book, and that living in this time period - of crazy beliefs in God(s), poor health and super unsanitary conditions - we're happy to be where we are now as women and members of society.