|Our second annual book exchange in 2011|
We like to alternate between fiction and nonfiction, and we especially like books written by women or people of color and that address weighty subjects. One of our books this year tackled the plight of poverty in the United States--Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. The process of choosing books is highly democratic and inclusive.
|The longest-running core part of book group|
|Entertainment provided by Niki's cats,|
who love to sit on their perch and watch birds and mice on TV!
|The dramatic reading|
Every December we have a book exchange...and every year we widely read individuals always manage to choose a book that we have never read. It's an unbroken record!
When I chose my book out of the pile, I chose the one with a piece of folded paper on it. And this is what I found:
|The gifted, thoughtful writer!|
I feel so grateful to be part of this circle of funny, bright, justice-seeking, inquisitive, loving, and compassionate women! Here are some more photos of the fun event (keeping the video top secret!!)!
|My book came with a gorgeous ribbon I thought would make a nice headband!|
Love you all!