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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wishes and Hopes Fulfilled at Book Group Holiday Party

We had a delightful party and discussed the delightful Wishin' and Hopin', by Dusty Springfield. No, we sang that and discussed the book by Wally Lamb. Everyone enjoyed the book except one reader, who said she stopped after the episode with the dirty joke on TV because it was just too ridiculous...but later I heard her thinking out loud that she might finish the book.

Thanks again to Jennifer for hostessing in your beautifully decorated home!

The highlight of the party - the hot dishes! We had some great recipes at the party - thanks Pam for posting yours. Whoever wants to post theirs is welcome to post or let me know and I'll help you post it.

The other highlight of the party was the photos many of us brought from when we were approximately 10 years old and in 5th grade. It was fun to guess which photo belonged to which person. I guessed a few right, and I guessed a few wrong. But we all were cute!

Intellectual exercise to get back in shape, in case you enjoyed the fun of this book too much: Wally Lamb's literary heroes and influences were supposedly Joseph Campbell and Heinrich Zimmer. Can you spot the influences in any of Lamb's work?

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