We had a great meeting last Thursday. I think we have zeroed in on our core group, the ones that attend regularly and are interested in participating with the blankets, books, etc. We made a joint decision to "clean up" the e-mail list and I will be doing that this week.
We also decided to give the book club a short break. We usually don't read a book in December anyway, so we will talk about it again in January. The comments were:
- I like to read books that I might not normally choose myself
- I would like the books to be ones that are at the library because I don't want to have to buy all of them
- Some months could be "unassigned" months and we can come and each talk about a book we read that month and enjoyed. Good to bring a copy of it also.
We don't read books in July and December, so I think these suggestions will probably work. I guess we will find out in January.
Our other topic was the December meeting. We decided to meet at a restaurant instead of a big dinner here. The third Thursday is so close to Christmas that we decided to meet on the second Thursday, December 13. More details on that in the Knots Knews Blog.
Then we watched the movie. We popped popcorn and had freshly roasted pumpkin seeds that Cheri brought. Delicious!! To me, the movie seemed dated. Some movies hold up over time, but I thought this one didn't. Harrison Ford was so monotonous, the courtroom scenes were a little unrealistic (leading the witness), and I did find lots of changes from the book. I also liked the book ending better. That being said, I think it was an OK movie and I am glad that we watched it. It was a fun thing to do. The only problem is that we started it later than planned, and our meeting ended very late. We didn't talk about it too much because everyone was ready to get home. We all remembered parts of the book in different ways. Anyway, I thought it was a fun thing to do.
I am so proud of our group and the fact that we have stayed together this long. I think we will have renewed energy in January and will start the new year ready to make blankets and set our goals for the year. Hopefully we will also have some good book recommendations. See you in December!!