My Jane Austen Book Club is more than just a book club. We now refer to ourselves as The Jane Austen Book, Food and Film Club, because food and film have become integral components of our gatherings. We even have our own t-shirts (see left) illustrated by Theresa and designed and printed by Denise at Conflict Studio Screen Printing.
Our schedule looks something like this. On the designated Friday, we begin at Denise's house with a discussion of our weighty tome (ha!) over snacks or lunch. Last week's menu included Italian grilled cheese sandwiches, two varieties of quiche, a kale salad, and chocolate covered nuts and pretzels. Then, following a short break, we reconvene at Jennifer's house for dinner, adult beverages, and a movie or two based on the book we just finished. Theresa does most of the cooking for the evening meal. Last Friday, we had salad, tortellini with chicken marinara sauce, rolls and cake - a beautiful white cake filled with buttercream frosting and violet jelly decorated with candied violets - in honor of Denise's recent birthday. Click HERE for the recipes and instructions. Thanks Denise, Jennifer, and Theresa!
But I want more! So, inspired by my fellow blogger Laurie Perry, I am starting an online book club. I propose that we select a book, read it at our leisure, and set a meeting date to post our thoughts about what we have discovered. Snacks and adult beverages are optional.
But what shall we read? Click here to take survey before midnight Saturday, April 2nd to register a vote for the title of your choice. I recognize that this is a diverse list, but these are all books in my to-be-read pile and I need help deciding which one to start with! Majority rules. I will announce the poll results on Monday, April 4th; then we will meet on Friday, May 13th to for our online discussion.
I am super excited about this! Come one, come all!