Friday, August 17, 2018

The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion

Our next book is ready to be picked up in the BUF book room if you missed the meeting last night. It's a nice funny summer book by Fannie Flagg.

We'll discuss the book on the 3rd Thursday as usual: September 20th at 7 pm. Host TBD. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Book Discussion August 16 @ Lauralee’s

we will meet Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm to discuss YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF  A FIST at Lauralee’s home: 2212 40th Street. Street parking is best but feel free to park in the driveway if you have any mobility issues.

Remember to bring your book to return to the kit. If you can’t make it, please return your copy to the kit in the BUF workroom prior to the meeting.

See you Thursday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Meeting Reminder-July 19, 7 pm

Quick reminder of our meeting tomorrow night at Claire and Murray’s to discuss LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE. Remember to bring your book to return or turn it in to the book box in the BUF work room.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque - July 19, 2018, 7 p.m.


 Laughing All the Way to the Mosque - July 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Claire and Murray's house - 3915 Cliffside Drive

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She's just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will "pimp out" her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. 

Little Mosque on the Prairie brought Zarqa's own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society. From explaining to the plumber why the toilet must be within sitting arm's reach of the water tap (hint: it involves a watering can and a Muslim obsession with cleanliness "down there") to urging the electrician to place an eye-height electrical socket for her father-in-law's epilepsy-inducing light-up picture of the Kaaba, Zarqa paints a hilarious portrait of growing up in a household where, according to her father, the Quran says it's okay to eat at McDonald's-but only if you order the McFish.


Books are available to group members in the BUF Work Room.  Please write your name and phone number in the log book when checking out a book and cross it out when returned.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

6/21 Book Choosing Potluck at 6:00pm

We'll be having our book-choosing potluck on Thursday June 21st. Remember to bring a dish to share, and 2 book titles that you can recommend for the coming year. You need to have read the books, and preferably have a copy of each to bring with you.

WHERE: Claire and Murray's house - 3915 Cliffside Drive.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NO CURRENT BOOK TO READ

We are using this time between meetings for each of us to decide which 2 books, one fiction and one non-fiction, to bring to our June 21st meeting. That's when we will be choosing which books to read for the next year. 

We try to choose as many books as possible from the kits available at the library. To see the kits go to:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=BELLING

Of the books we choose one will be our donation to the library. We will buy 10 copies of that book for a new kit, paid for by our book group.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The End of Your Life Book Club, May 17, 2018, 7:00


A book that is expressly about books, about the purpose and pleasures of books, and the ways they connect us even as we read them as a solitary pursuit. . . . [It’s also] about, in part, the consolations we can find in art, books in particular, as we struggle to face the terrible awareness of our own mortality.” —The Plain Dealer

Where: Daria's home - 4127 Ridgewood Drive

The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion

Our next book is ready to be picked up in the BUF book room if you missed the meeting last night. It's a nice funny summer book by Fanni...