Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Slice of Life: August Meeting of Books, Brownies, & Beyond

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

Summertime and the reading is joyful!  
Our two summer meetings of Books, Brownies & Beyond
are scheduled to allow members to 
gather and share summertime reads.
This past Tuesday's meeting,
while few in number, was mighty in readers.
We had a return visit from our youngest tween reader 
who joined us for the first time in July,
two recent move-ins to our area from Singapore, 
and four alumnae readers from our regular
attendees at book club.
Pics had to be taken in shifts since 
our summertime meetings are drop-in 
when you can during a two hour time slot.
Even in summer we find ourselves working around 
tae kwon do and other commitments.  
It was great fun to have one member pop in to see us
just as we were winding up and she
was happy to catch us still there.
And these two young ladies are our graduating 
members who joined us as sixth graders
at the birth of our book club,
stayed for three years of book gathering at IMS, 
and are now headed to high school.   
The meeting was filled with the happy sounds 
of readers sharing favorite books,
tables full of future reading choices,
forays into the library in search of books,
free books for all 
(compliments of Island Books ARC donations), 
and of course, our famous cookie bars.  


  1. What a fun event! Thanks for sharing the joy with us (and these lucky students).

  2. You've begun a tradition that will be remembered by those who are saying goodbye, Ramona. What a lovely thing you are doing!

  3. Even if you didn't have the famous cookie bars, I'm pretty sure I'd attend your book club! :) Books and reading are my favorite thing as well and this is such a great idea for book lovers! How awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I'll take a slice of your brownie, Ramona. Books and chocolate make a great treat.