Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 2009

This month's book was a consensus choice of the group and was "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows.  We rated it 4 1/2 stars.

We met again in The State Room cafeteria at the Utah State Capitol.  Leslie wanted to make us a potato peel pie but thought we might not like it, so she made a yummy sweet potato pie and brought it to the Capitol.

Holly says: I love that this book was made up entirely of letters. After reading the book, it reminded me that the Internet is taking away communicating by letters and turning us into e-mail addicts. How many e-mails have we all exchanged with one another? Where will our e-mails eventually end up? Our children and grandchildren will not be able to read them (maybe a good thing in some cases)and learn of our days past, like we can with the letters of our grandparents and other family members. I love that this book was part history, and part fiction. I enjoyed the pace of the style of writing, it read like banter—but it was substantive at the same time.

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