Upcoming dates:
September 26 @ Connie's
6:30 PM

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?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Read

Last meeting of Year 9

As so often happens at the last meeting of the year, we were few in number, but what a great time we had!  We loved Facetiming with our author of the month and hearing how Agnes and her friends came to life!  Thank you Carol Guthrie Heilman for "meeting" with us tonight!  We so enjoyed talking to you!  Thanks to Penny for hosting and as usual the food was great!  Enjoy your summer and I look forward to Year 10!!!  See you in August!

Monday, May 15, 2017


Was the title fitting for this book?  Why or why not?
What three words would you use to describe this book?
How would you characterize this book (genre)......Christian Fiction, cozy mystery, humorous mystery??
Were you immediately engaged in this book or did it take awhile to get into it?
How did you feel reading it? Amused, sad, confused, bored, etc.?
If you finished the book, what drew you into the story and made you keep reading?
Did the characters seem real?
Did any of the characters remind you of someone you know?  If so, who?
How did the author make you care about the characters and their outcome?
Is the ending satisfying?  If so, why?  If not, how would you change it?
If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?
After hearing our discussion on this book, has your opinion about it changed in any way?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


May's book is "Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweet Briar" by Carol Guthrie Heilman......for some reason I couldn't get the picture to work!!??  Sorry!
Got it!