Upcoming dates:
September 27, @Connie's

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Did you think the title was fitting for the story line in this book?

What were some things in this book that were similar to book(s) we read last year?  What was different?

Why do you think people raised in the same household see things differently?

Do you think Terry's mom would have been different if her husband had been around more?  If she would have been older when she became a mom?  Why or why not?

What was the hardest thing Terry had to do in your opinion?

Were there any memorable quotes in this book?

Did you like the ending? Why or why not? 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Exciting Start to Year 9!!

Thanks again to Tania for ending year 8 and kicking off Year 9 at her house!!  AND congrats to her for reading over 4,000 pages over the summer!  It was a wonderful night highlighted by the birth of my 7th grandchild!!  See you next month on Connie's big front porch!


By Terry Helwig

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


"Go Set a Watchman" is considered a sequel.  Was it hard for you to think of it being written before "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Why do you think "To Kill a Mockingbird" was published first?

Did you find this an easy/enjoyable read?  Why or why not?

Did you like any of the "stories within the story" like Scout's flashbacks, her dating Henry, etc.?  What did you like?

I found this quote online, "It is a flawed novel and probably would never have seen the light of day if it didn't have the name of Harper Lee as author."  Do you agree or disagree with that?  Why or why not?

What do you think about the timing of this book's release, some 50+ years after it was written?  How much has changed in regard to the issues in this book?

There is a statement in the book that goes something like this.... "government control/expansion could lead to communism or Hitler-like control."  This was in the 1950's!  Do you hear anything about "big government" in the news these days!!??  Comments?

We're there any other quotes in the book that you would like to comment on...or anything else you'd like to discuss?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Year 9 Reading List

Discuss on 4th Tuesday, unless noted otherwise!

September- "Moonlight on Linoleum" by Terry Helwig (book provided)
October- "Back Home Again" by Melody Carlson
November-(5th Tuesday!) "Unveiling Grace" by Lynn K. Wilder
January- "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy
February- "The Root of all Evil" by Dr. Phillip Coulter
March- "Wreath, A Girl" by Judy Christie
April- "The Waiting" by Cathy Lagrow
May- "Agnes Hopper Shakes up Sweet Briar" by Carol Heilman
Summer Read-(Discuss at 1st meeting of Year 10 in August!) "Agnes Gray" by Anne Bronte

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Year 8 comes to an end!

We were small but mighty tonight!  Great discussion!  Thank you Mary Ann for hosting!  I look so forward to Year 9 starting in August!!  KEEP READING!!