Upcoming dates:
October 24, @Brenda's
6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The Porch

We all agreed "Act Two" was such a fun book to read AND discuss!  Fall, (even though it felt like summer) Connie's Porch, good food, good friends, good discussion on a good book!  Can it get any better!!??  The icing on the cake was sharing the email from Kim Stuart, the author!  Thank you for that, Kim!!  More to come in year 10 and you started us off great!!

Monday, September 25, 2017


Several of you have told me you laughed out loud while reading this book!  What are some of the things you found that were funny?

What was you favorite part of the book?

Were there "serious" issues that you could relate to in this story?

Did you note any memorable quotes?

How many "acts" do you feel you have had in your lifetime?

If you could ask the author a question, what would it be?

Were you happy with the ending?  Why or why not?

Can you guess who recommended this book?

Did you feel there was a strong Christian "influence" in the story?

How would you describe this book in two to three words?

Would you recommend it to others?  Why or why not?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017



It's hard to believe, but 14 of us started off Year 10 tonight at Tania's!  We had a great discussion of our Summer Read, "Agnes Grey" with, as usual, many varied opinions!!  We also unveiled the reading list for this year:

"Act Two" by Kimberly Stuart
"The Insanity of God" by Nik Ripken
"Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson
"Hector and the Search for Happiness" by Francois LeLord
"Angel in Aisle 3" by Kevin West
"The Pattern Artist" by Nancy Moser
"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
"Grounded" by G.P. Ching
"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Looking forward to discussing "Act Two" on Connie's big front porch next month!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


  1. What would you say Bronte's purpose is for writing this book?  
  2. Did you feel like you were reading a diary at times?
  3. What examples of materialism (that the author seemed to point out in the Victorian life) did you see?
  4. What are the main injustices Agnes faces as a governess and how does she respond to those hardships? 
  5. Talk about how the upper and lower classes are depicted in the novel?
  6. What applications do you see in the book that still apply in our time?
  7. Any comments on Mrs. Bloomfield's reply when Agnes objects to Tom's desire to torture baby birds...."You seem to have forgotten that the creatures were all created for our convenience." 
  8. Why do you think Edmund and Agnes are so drawn to each other?
  9. Why do you think Rosalie enjoys misleading and tormenting her suitors?  Do you think the author manages to make her somewhat likable in the end?
  10. Any quotes or anything else I haven't mentioned that you'd like to discuss?
  11. Were you happy with the ending?  If not, what would you change?