Saturday, September 10, 2005

Welcome

Welcome to the blog of the Okefenokee Book Club in Waycross, Georgia. We are an informal group of book lovers and first started meeting in January of 2002. The first book we selected for discussion in February 2002 was Reach For the Summit by basketball coach, Pat Summitt.

What is the criterion for membership? Anybody can join. Numbers at the meeting vary from 4 to about 10 persons. We first started meeting at KD's Restaurant and now we meet at Andrew's Grill and Cafe at 6:00 PM on Elizabeth Street, downtown, Waycross. We meet on the third Friday of the month. We do not meet in December.

What do we do? We meet, discuss what we liked and disliked about the book, socialize and eat. The person who recommends a book, leads the discussion.

What kind of books do we read? All kinds. We decided we would try to select books that were about 300 pages or less, and avoid self-help books as well as books about vampires. We also try to alternate fiction and non-fiction.

Join us. These are the books we have selected for the rest of the year:

West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story by Tamim Ansary - September 16, 2005

At Home In Mitford by Jan Karon - October 21, 2005

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls - November 18, 2005

If you have read the books, write your feedback. To avoid spam, only members can comment.

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