Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lest I Forget

I watched Madeline Van der Who's video on warping a loom. It was a borrowed copy and has since been returned to its owner in SoCal. I remembered on this warp to make the very tight tie on the other side of the cross she had demonstrated. I can't remember why she said to do it, but I did it anyway. Now I see why. It's just a good bit of housekeeping.

And I wanted to share with you the list that our book club selected for next year. We pick all twelve of our books in October - do it, and be done. We've gathered nominations for the last three months, I compiled them in alpha order and also added number of pages. We finished the hour of discussion for Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler, and it was time to vote.

We had about three dozen titles to vote on. I put the title of the books on a table along with plastic cups and then gave everyone 18 pennies. They had to vote for 12 individual books and then had six pennies to spend on their favorites. I wanted to read So Big by Edna Ferber and was afraid that it wouldn't make the cut, so gave all six of pennies to it. Once we had our final twelve, we assigned them to months based on brevity for holiday months and then by levity, interspersed with more weighty tomes. Drum roll please.......

A Dog’s Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron January
The Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens February
Stones from the River, Ursual Hegi March
Honk and Holler Opening Soon, Billie Letts April
Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah May
Crazy in Alabama, Mark Childress June
The Postmistress, Sarah Blake July
So Big, Edna Ferber August
Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls September
The Paris Wife, Paula McLain October
My Antonia, Willa Cather November
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Murial Spark December

We catch a 7:30 flight to San Diego in the morning to celebrate Ian's youngest son's new house. Peace, out.


Theresa said...

Well that is quite the list. I will say I found Half Broke Horses a really dull read and certainly not up to her Glass Houses.
Have a great time in San Diego!

LA said...

Have a great looks like you'll have a book with you!!!

Benita said...

Out of all of those, I've read A Tale of Two Cities and My Antonia.

Have a safe trip!

Michelle said...

Ditto, Benita!

I wanted a girl to name Willa, not that Rick would have gone along with such a "strange" name....

Restless Knitter said...

I recently read A Dog's Purpose. A few laughs and a few tears, and wondering just exactly what goes through my dog's thoughts.

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Thanks for the reading list, I've made note of a few to add for the upcoming year.

Annie said...

The warping video can be found (as far as I know) on the Interweave site as a free download.
Interesting book list: I've read none of these books and should join you in reading them!
I'm just afraid it will be hard to find them here. And where to find enough time?