Saturday, July 23, 2011

Book club meeting at Matt's Italian & Pizzeria

We met for the second time at Matt's.   There were 8 of us; the first in a long time we have had such a good turn out.  It was difficult to talk so that everyone could hear at once.  We need round tables in restaurants for large groups. Once again I ordered spinach & mushroom pizza just added tomatoes and shared it with Linda.  Next time I'll try the calzone with spinach with the 2 cheeses; I know one was ricotta.  

Yes, we want to meet at Matt's again.  We have changed our meeting place for the fourth time.  We like good books and we like good food.

As usual, very little discussion of the book itself.  We all loved the Young Adult book,  Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock dealing with the first Sherlock Holmes mystery.  We all thought the writer's obvious tribute to  Arthur  C. Doyle, where one of the characters was a Andrew C. Doyle, was a good touch.  The description of London during that period and the tension in the storyline were very well done.  Most of the chatter was about Christine relocating to California and Carol who will be joining our group. 

Linda wanted us to know that she was enjoying Carlos Ruiz Zafon series of Young Adult books.  The club loved Shadow of the Wind by this author. It was magical, gothic, and suspenseful.  She said he had four books  for Young Adults.  I found the first two in the series, The Prince of Mist    and The Midnight Palace  in English on amazon. The other two listed on amazon are in Spanish, Las Luces de Septiembre and Marina.

Our next book for August is The Passage by Justin Cronin.

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