Manor Book Club

Are you a book lover? Enjoy sharing your insights?

Come to the Manor Book Club gatherings.

Where: Mi Dulce Vida

10814 HWY 290 East, Manor

First Saturdays, 10:30-12:30

We’ll be talking about…

December 3, 2016–Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

January 7, 2017–NO MEETING–HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

February 4, 2017–The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

March 4, 2017–The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

April 1, 2017–TBD

5 thoughts on “Manor Book Club

  1. Books for consideration:
    1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
    3. Field of Prey by John Stanford
    4. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
    5. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
    6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
    7. The Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolf
    8. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
    9. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    10. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip-Sendker.

  2. I’d like to invite your club to Literary Night, presented by Elgin Local Goods & Elgin Arts Association to be held June 30th @ 7pm. We have a flyer detailing the event that I’d be happy to forward for posting or distribution. Authors featured are:

    MARGIE CRISP, MARGIE CRISP, author & artist, “River of Contrasts”
    2013 Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-Fiction, presented by the Texas Institute of Letters, 
2012 Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture, presented by Texas State Historical Association

    CHARLENE HANSON JORDAN “Whispers in the Church” Swedish-Texan commended for preserving history and heritage. 2005 commendation from the American Association of State and Local History, Uddevalla’s Order of the Raven (Swedish: Korpagillet), and Post Oak Island Masonic Lodge’s Community Builder of the Year (1997).”

    MICHELE MCGUIRE, “Xelie’s Gift”, michelemcguire.net
    2015 International Book Awards/Finalist
    2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards/Finalist
    2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards/Finalist
    Award-winning Screenwriter

    Elizabeth Sullivan “Cat Chat”, Angela Castillo “River Girl’s Song”, Brent Peterson “Truffle Hunt”.

    Book signing! Door prizes! Good food & good company!

    Please let me know you’ve received this email. Thanks!! Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Michele, Thank you for posting! So sorry we missed this, but please let us know about future events in Elgin! Thanks, Brenda

  3. I like to listen to some podcasts which talk about books, and authors. They provide such a varied list that they often give ideas of books to read that I would never have thought of. Maybe you would like to subscribe to some of these:

    BBC World Book Club (50 mins):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003jhsk/episodes/downloads
    Monthly and usually invite an author to discuss one of their books, usually the one that made them famous. There is an archive going back to 2002.

    BBC Bookclub (30 mins):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s5sf/episodes/downloads
    Monthly and usually invite an author to discuss one of their books, usually the one that made them famous. There is an archive going back to 1998.

    BBC Books and Authors (30 mins):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrsfl/episodes/downloads
    Weekly, alternating between Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books. There is an archive going back to 2011.

    Overdrive Professional Book Nerds (30-45 mins):
    http://overdrive.libsyn.com/
    Weekly, Staff from Overdrive, the Library Audiobook service, meet to discuss upcoming books, books of a genre or to interview authors. Started December 2015.

    I hope you find something interesting to listen to.

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