Book Club Excitement

Last week I attended the first gathering of a book club started by a group of local ladies. 
My longtime friend invited me and I was the odd man out; meaning I didn't know a soul there. 
Everyone was so sweet and welcoming though so it was a really nice evening.

The first book we read was The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza. 
It was pretty good. This was not a book I would have chosen on my own but it was enjoyable. To me the idea of a book club is to stretch your wings so it was worthwhile.:)

The sweet hostess greeted us last week with wine, salad, and yummy bread.
We sat around the kitchen table in a very low key style talking about the book and relating it to our own lives. 

Next time the meeting is at my house!
I must be a little crazy because I don't know these people
and I have a dog and a cat who enjoy new people a little too much.
If my new friends show up wearing black pants they will leave with a little 
of our family stuck to them. Yikes!

Anyway, Pinterest links to so many neat ideas for book clubs.
There are countless lists of books to read, food to eat and also fun decorating ideas. 
Remember me saying it was low key and enjoyable last week? I don't want to be that girl that goes all wacky but look at some of these ideas. :)

Honey I'm Home

Catch My Party

I'm so excited!
When the time comes, I'll take pictures and show you what I decided to do. :)

Are you in a book club? Tell me what I need to know!

Linking with:
Literary Friday at Art @ Home

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  1. That's why I like book club because I read books I wouldn't normally read. I can't wait to see what fun things you do for your meeting. You're brave, jumping right in there and hosting so soon. Good for you!

    I really need to start a book club board on Pinterest. I think I'lll do that now! ;P

    Thanks so much for linking to Literary Friday. You've made my day, Stacey!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Nothing like joining a club and being the hostess within two meetings! :) have fun with it and it will be enjoyable to see what you do : )

  3. A bunch of us teachers used to have a book club years ago and it was such fun! Then NCLB and all the testing kicked in and nobody had any time for it...Boo! As long as there's a book, food, and great conversation involved, you're set!

    Please keep us posted on the titles you read--I'm always looking for the next great book. :-)

  4. I love these ideas of inspiration. You will wow them!

  5. That looks fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I also have a dog and kitty and "stress" when new people are visiting.

  6. Stacey, that sounds so fun! I'm not in a book club but I am in a couples supper club which is a lot of fun, too. You've got some great decorating ideas going on there for when it's your turn. Love the books tied with twine! Super cute!

  7. I am not currently in a book club but I would love to join someday! I love the fruit skewers! So easy to pick up and munch on! I will look forward to reading your book club post! Thanks for linking up today too! Susan

  8. Good luck with your book club adventures! I know some ladies who have been in the same club for years and they are the dearest of friends. Hope you have a fun time deciding on your decor/menu.

  9. You'll have such fun. I'm not in a book club but I wouldn't mind being in one some day and reading books I wouldn't normally choose. Sweet hugs, Diane

  10. I love book club! We have one in our neighborhood and it is always great. The good thing about the book club is exactly what you gets you to read books you normally wouldn't read! I'm glad you had a wonderful time and your party will be a success! I hosted one in January (before my blog) and found a cute little card generator that lets you make cards (which I used for food labels) to look like card catalog cards. Email me ( if you are interested in that and I can mail you the link.

  11. This makes me want to join a Book Club - fun ideas!

  12. I've always wanted to be in a Book Club, seems it would be a lot of fun! So what was the book about? I've been doing a lot of reading this summer and need some new ideas. Can't wait to see pictures as you host the club! Looks like you have some great inspiration brewing! :) ~Have a great weekend, Rhonda

  13. Oh my goodness, what pretty ideas! I used to belong to a book club, it was with my besties, though. We ended up getting vey off topic sometimes. I think this will be fun and you will get to know some new friends. Fabulous!

  14. Hi Stacey, what fun ideas to inspire for your book club. Sounds like you had fun and met some new friends. Have fun hosting your next gathering. I know you will make it special.
    Happy weekend, cm

  15. Stacey, you make me want to start a book club!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  16. I have always thought about joining a book club, but I just never took that first step. It always seemed like such a great way to meet new people that all share a love of reading. I'm glad your first meeting went well and how fun to be hosting the next meet up. I think that's awesome!

    I love your inspiration pictures. That wreath is amazing and I love both ideas with the books on the table. I can't wait to see what you decide to do. Have a lovely weekend... :)

  17. I love the idea of joining a book club! I can totally see how it would encourage you to stretch your wings and maybe read something you normally wouldn't. Love those inspiration pics. I have one of those plates that you can write on and weave ribbon through and haven't used it in years (I forget what they're called...maybe a "dress me up plate?") Anyway, I should get it back out for special occasions. At least your sweet pets greet new people. My Holly runs and hides under the bed any time someone comes over. :)

  18. Sounds like a very nice evening and I can't wait to see what you do when it's your turn. The ideas you posted are great . I may have to steal one! XO Mary

  19. Sounds like lots of fun Stacey. Enjoy getting ready for your host night. I know it will be fabulous.

  20. I would love to be in a book club---every one is taken!! I've even heard of non-book clubs as so few of them actually discuss the book!

    Go which ever way you want. I love excuses to make food for friends so that would be fun for me. Fresh flowers---whatever makes it the setting you want it to be. You are YOU!!!

    And tell us all about it!! :)


  21. I just know everyone is going to enjoy Book Club at your house next week! Love the ideas you tagged on Pinterest. You have such a lovely home and a sweet welcoming spirit that you can't go wrong in any way.
    Mary Alice

  22. In a book club and I love it. We have made many memories through our 16 or 17 year history... read many good books too!


  23. I used to have a book club at Katherines Corner and I loved it.I like the idea of an "in person" book club too. Wonderful pinterest inspirations too. Hugs!

  24. I have never been in a book club, it has always sounded like so much fun! Love your decor ideas, have fun hosting!

  25. Oh, I hope you loved it. I so enjoy our little group. We are so simple we meet at church and have coffee. :)
    It really is about the friendship and books. :)


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