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