Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Club - December

December Book: The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaimen (Graphic Novel)
Host: Anna Parisi
Date: December 14th, 2011
Food Theme: Pick a character from the book and create a dish based on their personality

Sadly, I didn't even purchase the book this month. I did make an effort to find it at one bookstore but when they didn't have it, I walked away and returned to reading last month's book club book. Most people got the book read though, and many reported they really enjoyed reading a graphic novel for a change. Each story's artwork was completed by a different artist (all men, where are the female artists?!) so each story had a really different feel to it. From the sounds of it, a few book-clubbers might continue to read some of Gaimen's other novels. 

Food was a hodge-podge of different dishes. Garlic breadsticks, cheese plate, deconstructed cesar salad, thai salads from whole foods, and celebration chocolate mouse in honor of Trixie's 1st Birthday as well as the birthday of Mrs.Teresa Matazzoni! A good time was had by all.

And so ended Book Club 2011. 
Since we were headed into a new year we drew calendar cards to set the schedule of hosting. We pulled one calendar card each, creating a schedule through the month of June.  A bittersweet schedule of just 6 short months because come this summer I, and likely Ms.Sarah Lusardi, will be both be leaving the Bay Area, and thus Book Club. (Sad Faces) A Skyping Book Club? Perhaps! But until we cross that bridge:

Book Club 2012
January: Kim -- Book: Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
Date: January 22nd, 2012
Theme: Movie Night! One Day: The Movie (Book Club - August 2010)

February: Sarah
March: Hayley
April: Jessie
May: Anna
June: Teresa

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