Morning Meanderings….

a meme for meGood morning!  What a wild weekend I had!  A ball game Friday night, Saturday the hubby and I went out to dinner, and Sunday I met my cousin at 5:30 a.m. to drive about 90 miles to participate in the Tour of Saints bike 50 mile bike ride.  I had so much fun!

And now, as I sit here… honestly all I can wrap my brain around is that tonight is out annual Book Club (The Bookies) Queen Event at Kiwanis Park.  What we do is we take July off from choosing a book because well… its July.  Instead we meet the second Tuesday (always) dressed in formal gowns (only in July LOL) and we all try to win the coveted position of Queen of the Bookies for the next year.

It’s true.  I couldn’t make this stuff up.  ; )

It actually is a lot of fun.  We all bring potluck food to share, our books we want to give to our own charity sale, and we sit and chat about what we read and what we should read, eat and then nominate a Queen.  The Queen privileges are:

  • If we are voting on a book to read and there is a tie, the Queen breaks the tie
  • If the person who is to choose the next months meeting spot is not in attendance, the Queen chooses the place.
  • It’s good to be the Queen.

We also have a runner up position too, you know, in the event that the Queen is unable to perform her duties… I guess this would be a Vice Queen?  There is a scepter, a crown… and yes, even a royal throne.

This all came out of a book we read in 2007 called Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King.  This actually became our book club pick of the year.

So today…  I was shocked to discover that we read this before I blogged so while I have my review written in my book journal, it is not here.  Or I should say wasn’t here.  I am putting it up now as my meandering moment – which today… took me back to 2007, and a review about a book, that changed the way we do book club…

I am still working on my speech for tonight!  This is our third year doing this and we get more talented as we go.  I am deciding between a poem and changing the words to the Brady Bunch song to The Bookie Club…. either way, I’ll probably post it with the pics….I think I need to make a wand with a foil star on the end….. it’s all part of the speech….  😉

Have a super fab awesome day!!!

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on July 14, 2009, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. “It’s good to be the Queen.” HAHA

    Sounds like fun!

  2. Oh my gosh! That sounds like so much fun!! You are so lucky.. I live in a really small town and my library has a monthly reading program they do but I don’t go because I would be the only young person there and they always read really old books. I like new YA books or new romances and mysteries.. 🙂
    I hope you have an awesome time!

  3. Wow, that sounds like so much fun! I wish I had something like that here. I can’t wait to see some pics!

  4. I have a magnet on my fridge that says: “The Queen doesn’t cook!”

    Would this be a privilege extended to the Queen in this contest?? LOL

  5. Your book club sounds like so much fun! (Sounds like you had a fun weekend too!)

    I can’t wait to find out if you become the Queen. 🙂

  6. Your book club sounds like loads of fun!! Have you ever been the Queen? If not, this should be your year!! Wow, I wish there a book club closer to me now!!

    Enjoy your evening and please remember to post your pics!!

    • Hi Julie. 🙂 I have not been the Queen. This is our third year of doing this. There are a lot of great women in this group – 15 currently and I think a newbie coming tonight.

  7. Oh my gosh, it sounds like you have an awesome book group! I wish you luck in your pursuit of royalty this evening!! And be sure to let us know how it all turns out!

  8. You biked for 50 miles? Did you make yourself an award? Because you totally deserve it!

  9. woah..I give you a slurpee for participating in that bike ride. Just woah.

    So you keep a book journal too? or is it just for your book club?

  10. Hi Karoline,

    The book journal was before I blogged. I have written down everything I read for the past 4 years. Found the blogesphere two years ago.

    Many of my books are still in hand written format and every once in a while I will think of a certain book and add it here, like I did today. 🙂

  11. This sounds like SUCH A BLAST and definitely my *THING* I wish I lived closer! LOL

    xxoo Amy *Park-Avenue Princess*

  12. What fun! I think it would be great to do something like this in my book club. We are a pretty boring group but I think the other ladies like it that way.

  13. We had a quick gathering last night to share pictures of our recent beach getaway, and I mentioned the picture you posted to my friends. Besides being book fans and close buddies, they liked that you share with us that “tinkerbell” spirit — gotta love the Snow White dress, too! We’ve been known to wear a pink boa and a plastic princess tiara at our gatherings, too!

    Hail to Queen Sheila and her loyal ladies in waiting! 🙂

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