The Bookies

I am part of such a great book club.  Bookies 1

We started in August of 2001 with three women.  Last night, looking around the room at 14 women (with about 4 missing)… I know I am truly blessed.  These women have been a part of great reading, great book debates, and a ton of fun that I would have never imagined.

Last evening was our annual Queen Event.  We are usually in Kiwanis Park enjoying a beautiful July day, exchanging books, eating great food and all while dressed in formal wear.  Yes, you heard me right…. we go all out for the Queen event.  (This event came from the book Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King).

Yesterdays weather went stormy late afternoon and we needed a quick back up plan so everyone headed to my house for the festivities.  In this horrible weather, I mean it was pouring out!  Straight line winds and trees down in some areas… and here we all are, a houseful of women who love to hang out and read together.  It just doesnt get much better than that.

Our Queen event was fun – and this year I was nominated Queen!  I have two friends on the Queen’s court (the runner ups) that take over my duties if I should ever be unable to perform them (oh yeah, we are that organized – ha ha).  The court is Kaydi Johnson and Amy Misener.

What is so fun about this event is that every year it just gets better and better.  We all do little speeches of why we should be the Queen…. some campaign, some sing, rhyme, do a reading, poetry, changing words to popular songs, dance…. whatever – it is all in fun and I love to see everyone and what they come up with.

Every last Bookie is such a great friend to me!  I looked around that room last night and LOVE that we do this. Thank you to the great friends I have in the Bookies.

Queen 1

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Cassandra King – author of Same Sweet Girls has linked us to her official website!  Check it out here!

17 thoughts on “The Bookies

  1. Last night was so fun. I was sad that we didn’t get to go to the park, but, I love that we NEVER cancel. I’ve got my request into the library already for the next book, which looks like a great read. Thank you for your hospitality Sheila. I am glad you are the queen, cause we all know that all along, you really have been our queen. I mean that in a good way. You ROCK!!

  2. I agree, you guys are too cute! And I have to admit: I’m utterly jealous. 13 + for a book club?! That’s awesome. I’ve been trying to start one for the past year and can’t manage to get commitments. Kudos to everyone of you. Wish I could be ya’lls neighbors. 😛

    1. HI Christina, we are not in the mountains but close to the beautiful North Shore of Minnesota…. there is property for sale. 🙂 You can move here and join the Bookies!

  3. How fun! I love the pictures of you all decked out in your regai gear 🙂

    I’ll have to look up the book that inspired this event …

  4. Oh how fun. I wish I was part of your book club – you girls dress up! 🙂

    You know, you should submit this to Bookmarks Magazine. Congrats on being Queen too!

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