Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 2012

In June we met at The Lion House Pantry for lunch and a good discussion of The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner. We also discussed some of the history and "rules" of the book group so that Linda can write a paper about us for a class she's taking. One of the chefs took our picture for her. (We were missing Karen, who had family visiting from out of state.)

Back row (l-r) - Sue, Natalie, Holly. Front row (l-r) - Leslie, Alison, Linda.

The consensus on GoodReads of those club members who read The Shape of Mercy was three stars. Sue said she "liked the diary sections and found they were honest and real," but that the moral message was "a little heavy-handed." Linda said the book "was not very memorable" though she liked the setting. Alison said "there is good food for thought" but "the writing isn't stellar." Alison has also posted some discussion questions - some but not all of which we discussed at lunch - on her personal book blog here.