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September 17, 2004 Our First meeting

We discussed Under the Tuscan Sun and feasted on Italian food.

September 17, 2004

Cheri gave us all fresh cilantro from her garden. Yum!

January 20, 2006

A great discussion of The Mermaid Chair at Sarah's

February 23, 2006

Drinking our pink champagne at Kerrie's house for The Blue Bistro

March 30, 2006

A beautiful evening at kathy's discussing the Bhutan book.

May 25, 2006

At Mary's house, discussing The Music of Light. Not a very good book, but awesome food and discussion!

June 30, 2006

Wearing our fireman hats for The Fireman's Fair at Cheri's house!

June 30, 2006

On Cheri's deck, toasting marshmallows on an open fire to make s'mores.

July 29, 2006

Discussing "Love and Marriage" at Stacey's.

July 29, 2006

Our wedding pictures! Plus some celebrity couples. We loved retelling our wedding stories.

August 31, 2006

Our Spanish feast at Cheri's house! Muy Delicioso! Check out our Recipes page.

September 29, 2006

Drinking our Zambuca at Trish's house. What a great discussion on immigration, in-laws, traditions and friendship.

September 29, 2006

Our new babies! Kate & Keith's first book club.

October 27, 2006

Our much-anticipated phone conversation with author, Matthew Pearl. At first we couldn't control our laughter!

October 27, 2006

The conversation was definitely the highlight of the meeting! What a great opportunity to speak to the author of such a discussion-worthy book! Thank you, Matthew!

November 24, 2006

A kick-off to our discussion on The Sparrow! A Space Odyssey cocktail. Check out our recipes page for this and other delicious recipes.

January 5, 2007

Happy New Year! We had our own New Year's Party this year in style...in true '21' style!

January 26, 2007

Our January meeting at Caffe Amore. A wonderful evening--and none of us had to cook or clean! Welcome to Colleen, our newest member!

March 2, 2007

A truly romantic evening in Stacey's beautiful house to discuss A Little Love Story.

March 30, 2007

A fabulous night to discuss KAP's stories. Kerrie surprised us with homemade bookmarks and an exciting writing assignment!

May 4, 2007

A fun night at Mary's with awesome food! Welcome to Crissy, our newest member.

June 1, 2007

All ten of us at Susan's after some scrambling to get us all there! Thanks to Colleen for picking the book.

June 28, 2007

Discussing A Father's Affair at Cheri's house. An okay book but a great discussion! Check out all the quotes!

July 19, 2007

Truly a night to remember as we shared our original stories! How can we top this?

August 23, 2007

An elegant and gourmet meal at Laura's house, who really pulled out all the stops for this one. What a beautiful night!

October 4, 2007

Reading and discussing Jane Eyre was such a treat at Kerrie's house. Our own elegant tea party!

November 9, 2007

An exceptional meal of carribean food at Kathy's elegant table. We all met our newest member, Beth for the first time.

December 7, 2007

An amazing night to discuss an incredible book. Instead of depressing us, it made us thankful for all we have. A great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

January 4, 2008

Our traditional Yankee Swap After-Christmas party. A great night and an even greater read.

February 8, 2008

A memorable evening with a conversation with the author, our masks to go with the book, and a Mexican feast. Welcome Dorie and Diane!

March 14, 2008

This was an attempt with a self-timer at Mary's empty house--and thank goodness it was empty--our "honeymoon stories" were pretty revealing!

Meeting up with author, Franz Wisner

Our first Moms Reading field trip brought us to Westport, CT to see the author of Honeymoon with My Brother. What a great night!

April 4, 2008

A great discussion about a great book! We feasted on gourmet cafeteria food - a first for all of us!

May 2, 2008

A remarkable book that resulted in a bittersweet night as we remembered our own 9/11 experiences. Truly a night to remember.

June 26, 2008

An awful book--but an awesome night. We loved having 'Baby Aria' join us!

August 8, 2008

A book that got mixed reviews but we all agreed the night was beautiful! Our forgiveness stories were a sweet highlight!

September 5, 2008

It was so great to have our full group together. We feasted on gourmet food made with plums and wine!

September 26, 2008

We had a blast remembering our childhood and random facts from the 80's, just like the author did in her book Stealing Buddha's Dinner.

September 26, 2008

Thanks Kerrie, for making this board of all our pictures from the 80's. We had to guess each picture, without seeing the faces. This really stumped us!

November 14, 2008

We had one of our best meals on this night full of laughs and a few tears as we remembered our beloved pets.

December 5, 2008

A warm and cozy night at Cheri's discussing our inspirations. We shared some heartfelt stories and, as always, had a great time.

January 2, 2009

A festive meeting in Crissy's decorated house! We all loved The Book Thief and we had an awesome Yankee swap!

February 5, 2009

Our night of mystery! The dishes we brought were unplanned and it was one of our best meals. We had 2 soups, 2 main courses, 2 salads, 2 apps, 4 desserts and 2 breads.

March 13, 2009

What a fun night, eating authentic Julia Child recipes and sharing fun stories of food and friendship. Check out our recipes page!

April 10, 2009

What a night discussing the 1893 World's Fair! We feasted on cheeseburgers, deep dish pizza, caramel apples and friend dough! An amazing (and filling) night!

May 15, 2009

We feasted on steak and margaritas and shared tender, funny and strange stories about our sisters!

June 14, 2009

A passionate meal of passionate food discussing "The Passions of Emma". What a great night!

June 14, 2009

Our drink of the night, a "Passion-tini". Made with Van Gogh Blueberry Acai Vodka. Had to go to 5 liquor stores to find it, but it was worth it!

July 18, 2009

Our 50th anniversary field trip to Lennox, MA. We had an amazing time!

August 21, 2009

The rain did not dampen our summer barbecue book club. We just had to eat indoors! Welcome to our newest member, Michele!

September 11, 2009

An interesting and emotional night discussing "The Catcher in the Rye". So much to talk about...

October 2, 2009

Our opinion was unanimous - we all loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and we all loved this night!

October 30, 2009

We all jumped at the chance to wear our Halloween costumes to book club! Check out our Halloween photo gallery for more fun pictures.

December 4, 2009

Discussing How the World Makes Love with the author and feasting on our international menu was such a treat! What a great night!

December 4, 2009

Kellie's "Babycorn and Pomegranate Chaat Masala Salad" from India

December 4, 2009

Laura's "Spicy, Carrot, Coconut and Cumin Soup" from Botswana

December 4, 2009

Diane's antipasto tray from Italy

December 4, 2009

Michele's "Pavlova" from New Zealand

February 5, 2010

We had all 11 of us together for the first time in a while! We had a great time discussing "31 Hours"!

March 2, 2010

Our field trip to see author, Jodi Picoult. We had a great time and we left with a new respect for her!

April 1, 2010

One of our favorite nights, discussing Prime Meridian with author, Linda Emma. She's like an honorary member of our group!

June 4, 2010

A beautiful summer night feasting on summer dishes at Cheri's house!

October 1, 2010

A delicious meal of breakfast foods!

December 29, 2010

Our Christmas Yankee Swap....sharing our Santa stories...such a festive, fun night!

February 4, 2011

So much to talk about with the amazing book Hunger Games. We all agreed on this one and it was a great night of discussion, food and even a surprise raffle!

June 3, 2011

A night full of great conversation...Room had so much to talk about! And of course, the food and stories were great too!

June 30, 2011

We started the evening drinking delicious raspberry lime rickeys on Diane's deck. A perfect summer evening.

July 30, 2011

Our 75th book! After our awesome tour at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A great day!

August 25, 2011

This was a great night! We all wore the hats the author sent us! This is a picture of our group and the author, skyping with us on the computer!