Saturday, March 2, 2013

February Book Club

Hostess: Erin (me!)
Book: Blankets by Craig Thompson
Food:  Potato Soup, Homemade Dill Bread, Strawberry/Raspberry/Mint Salad, Radishes with butter and salt,  cheese and crackers, and Slutty Brownies
Month: February
Wine of the Night: LaMarca Prosecco

It was pretty fitting to me that I had a snow day from work the day before book club, because of you know, Blankets, and blankets of snow and cold and all that. Snowy Michigan winters. I was thankful, because I had time to make homemade dill bread. I think that is my new calling, making bread by the way.  

See my bread? Lol.

Back to the book - everyone who read it loved it!  Jennifer loved the part where Raina sings Just Like Heaven softly to Craig. We talked about Craig's dad, whether he was mean or not; the part where he makes the little brother sleep in the hole freaked me out and made me really sad. I know what it is like to have a younger sibling you want to protect, and feeling like you failed.  We talked about the shocking babysitter part, wow, we were not expecting that level or realism, honesty or vulnerability when we started the book. But it was there.  We talked about Craig's art and Christianity - there are just so many layers to this book. This book is totally worth the read.  (you can read my full review here)

It was a good night, with lots of conversation and laughter. Kelly had just gotten back from London, so we heard all about her trip, and talked a little bit about Chrissy and Jill's future trips there this summer.  As always, it was a great time. 

Next month is Jill's, and she chose History of a Pleasure Seeker for us to read. 


  1. I'm glad to hear that everyone loved Blankets! It's such a great book :) Your break looks delicious!

  2. That bread looks a-ma-zing! Where did you find the recipe?

    1. It turned out very nicely if I do say so myself! Lol. Here is the link:


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