Happy Friday, all! Are you ready to go out and have fun or would you rather curl up with a glass of wine and a good book this weekend?
Thanks to everyone who chimed in with table setting design comments yesterday. You were quite helpful! The table came together, I had time to make seating cards, and the candles had burned down to little stubs when we finally said our good nights -- the reason for such a late post today.
Sadly, the photos didn't turn out very well. Here's the best of the bunch:
So, I'll leave you with a few links to some great reads since a few of you had asked for book recommendations:
Last night's book club selection was An Unexpected Guest, which I've written about before. Loved this one and couldn't put it down. The author's Paris descriptions make you feel like you are wandering the streets of the 7th Arrondissement.
If you're in the mood for laughs, Where'd You Go Bernadette is a hysterical look at private school politics, creativity, the inner workings of Microsoft and a delightfully quirky (and spot on) take on what makes Seattle such a "special" place to live. In our book club, the hostess picks the book for the next meeting.
These are the titles on my short list:
In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helperin, a trip through post WWII New York, which poses the question, "Can love and honor conquer all?"
Barbara Kingslover's Flight Behavior - Kinglover rarely disappoints, and this looks like another gripping one.
Another favorite, Ian McEwan, also has a new book coming in November, Sweet Tooth, a spy novel that features his first female protagonist since Atonement.
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty is described as a spellbinding, fun, insightful look at the things we do for love. Are you currently reading anything you can't put down?
What would you be your pick for our next book club selection? Enjoy the weekend! XO