Friday, October 12, 2012

Good Reads, Good Friends

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? 

 My Illustration

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


  1. The seating cards are so pretty and your illustration too. I think this weekend I would like to go out and then curl up with wine and a good book!

  2. Love your art work but again you know that by now! Such a special touch for all your guests. Fun book list too..have to jot some of these down. Have a great weekend!

  3. Sure it was incredible, you never miss! xo ebb

  4. Your gathering looks amazing and your artful wine glass is lovely! Thanks for the book ideas - I am reading An Unexpected Guest now thanks to you. :) This rain is making me feel a bit hermit-like - I love this cozy curl up type of weather!



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