Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Slice of Life: Books, Brownies, and Beyond - Fourteen Weeks In!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
                    for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

Tuesday afternoons
readers gather to share books,
thoughts, cookies, and joy!

Our after school book club, Books, Brownies, and Beyond, has been meeting together for fourteen weeks now.   Here are a few highlights of our year together so far.  (I've finally received all the parental permissions so I can share these pics.)  

 Special book club session with Irene Latham, visiting poet!
 Free books for Halloween treats!
Books for December book club discussions!

We share our favorite genres, authors, books, favorite places to read, and even our favorite foods to eat while reading.  Our numbers continue to grow (two new members last week and one new member this week).  We'll meet two times this week because on Friday we get to participate in a google hangout sponsored by King County Library System with John Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day.  

Next week we have book discussions for the following Newbery possibilities:
Pax, Wolf Hollow, The Inquisitor's Tale, Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Some Kind of Courage, and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.  
And then we hope to read two more books (one over winter break and one in January) before the 2017 Newbery winner is announced.

Please leave a comment and let our book club members know which book you're hoping will win the Newbery this year.    


  1. How do u do more than one book study at the same time ? Seems awesome but how does it work

  2. Hi Ramona, love seeing these book lovers! What a large group you have, and I imagine they love every meeting with you. Awesome list of books you're all reading, too. I hope to get to The Inquisitor's Tale someday!

  3. What a great group of readers! But of course they have awesome leaders, so why wouldn't they be great. :-)
    I'm hoping for Wolf Hollow as the Newbery this year, but who knows what they will pick. That picture book last year really surprised me.

  4. Love how you have a book club to ignite readers. Thanks for sharing!