Morsels for the Mind
The February Spotlight Group is Morsels for the Mind!
This month we’re featuring the book group Morsels for the Mind which has been reading books together for 27 years!
Morsels for the Mind is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They usually select books in January, at a potluck. Each member hosts one of the selections, researches the author, and provides food/drink that ties in with the book. They’ve discussed books in a hot tub, a red tent, and have gone on field trips and retreats together.
Rio Grande and Cassino Book Clubs
The December Spotlight Groups are located in Brazil!
This month we’re featuring two book clubs, both in Brazil: the first group is in Rio Grande and meets every other Tuesday. The second is in Cassino (a beach 20 kilometers from the city) and meets every other Saturday.
These groups discuss the book they are reading, read a short story, and socialize a bit with tea, coffee and some snacks. They get together from March (end of their summer) to November (end of their spring) and the books are either chosen by the host or recommended by a member.
The Feckin’ Book Club
The October Spotlight Group is The Feckin’ Book Club!
The Feckin’ Book Club was started in March of 2008. The first book they read was Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. He used the word “feckin’” so often in the book that they thought it would be a perfect title for the group!
This club currently has 11 members that range in age from 32 to 79. Although people have come and gone, nine of the original members remain—and some have near-perfect attendance!
The Summer Reading Group
The September Spotlight Group is The Summer Reading Group!
The Summer Reading Group meets the third Thursday of each month at the Elsie Quirk Public Library in Englewood, Florida.
The Summer Reading Group has met for four summers. They read one novel a month (June-September) for the discussion. The Sarasota Library System encourages adults to participate in Summer Reading by asking participants to fill out an activity log and submit book reviews for a chance to win various prizes throughout the summer.
The August Spotlight Group is The Night-en-gals!
The Night-en-gals are a group of 8 nurses/friends that began a book club in January 2001 in Rochester, NY. They all worked together at the hospital and enjoyed talking about all the good books they had read. As of today, they’ve read over 200 books, have no plans to disband the group anytime soon, and look forward to new and exciting selections to choose from.
Four of The Night-en-gals are now retired while the other four continue to work in a nursing capacity.
Women’s Diversity Book Group
The June Spotlight Group is Women’s Diversity Book Group!
Pictured at their annual local author dinner with featured author, Sabeeha Rehman who talked about her memoir Threading My Prayer Rug.
The group picks books for the year from over 100 choices at a Dutch Treat dinner at a local diner in January; the selections usually focus on these themes: February, Black History Month; March, Women’s History Month; April, local author dinner; May, Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month; June, LGBT Pride Month; July, classic written by a woman;