Sunday, January 13, 2019

Book Discussion CRYING TREE Thursday, January 17 @ Claire & Murray’s

We’ll meet to discuss this month’s selection THE CRYING TREE at Claire and Murray’s this Thursday at 7 pm. Please bring your book to return or leave it in the correct box in the BUF workroom by Thursday morning.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Group Reminder: Thursday, December 20, 6:30 @ Lauralee's

Hope to see you all tomorrow evening!

Lauralee
2212 40th Street
Bellingham WA  98229

360.201.3445

Side with Love Book Recommendations


As we head into the end of 2018 -- for some of us, holiday and feasting and loved ones; and for others of us, work and loneliness and doubt; and for many of us, some of both -- we are sending love for the justice work we do every day and who we each are.

We want to share some of the books and songs that have been getting us through - new things that blew our hearts and minds wide open and old ones that still shake us up in the best way.

What We’ve Been Reading (in no particular order):
·         Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
·         The Leavers by Lisa Ko
·         Joyful Militancy by Carla Bergman and Nick Montgomery
·         Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
·         American Marriage by Tayari Jones
·         Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
·         The Line Becomes the River by Francisco CantĂș
·         Unapologetic A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers
·         When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors
·         They Best They Could Do by Thi Bui
·         The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
·         Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
·         Electric Arches by Eve Ewing
·         The Book of Curses by the Asian American Literary Review
·         No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality by Jordan Flaherty
·         Parables of the Talents by Octavia Butler
·         Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live by Brene Brown
·         Black Theology and Black Power by Rev. Dr. James Cone
·         Emergent Strategy Adrienne Maree Brown

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December 20th Meeting: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts @ Lauralee's

Hi and Happy Holidays, BUF Readers!

We will be meeting this month, Thursday, December 20th, at Lauralee's home: 2212 40th Street, near Lake Padden off Samish Way.  First driveway on the left as you come uphill from Samish Way.

Please bring your copy of the book to return to the library.  If you can't make it, please make sure it is in the plastic box in BUF's workroom by the morning of the 20th.

I hope you will arrive early, about 6:30, to enjoy a bit of holiday cheer.  I'll have warm drinks and a few goodies out.

Unfortunately, Murray, Claire, Bonnie and Heidi cannot attend. It will be a small group, but we'll need to keep on schedule with the book kits, so rescheduling is not an option.

Looking forward to seeing those of you who can come.  Will you please RSVP and let me know?

Thank you,

Lauralee

P.S. This post's title is misleading; there may be some hungry ghosts at my house, but mainly good cheer!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Meeting to discuss Snow Child Thursday November 15 at 7 pm

We’ll meet at Daria’s home: 4127 Ridgewood.


Please bring your book to the meeting  or return to the box prior to the meeting.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Meeting tonight at 7 at Claire & Murray's

Meeting tonight to discuss SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE at 7 pm at Claire & Murray's house: 3915 Cliffside Drive.  Please remember to bring your copy or return it to the kit box BEFORE the meeting tonight.

The BUF Black Lives Matter Ministry Action Team is also reading this book and will discuss it on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:45 pm in the conference room at BUF.  We'd love to have any of you if you'd like to discuss it further!




Saturday, September 29, 2018

Book Group Meets Thursday, October 18, 7 pm at Claire & Murray's

Meet to discuss SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE on Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm at Claire & Murray's house: 3915 Cliffside Drive.  The book kit is in the workroom at BUF. Please remember to bring your copy or return it to the kit box BEFORE the meeting.

Thank you!

Book Discussion CRYING TREE Thursday, January 17 @ Claire & Murray’s

We’ll meet to discuss this month’s selection THE CRYING TREE at Claire and Murray’s this Thursday at 7 pm. Please bring your book to return ...