Morning Meanderings… Book Club… The Morning After


Good morning.

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.

Yes… it is a Gilmore morning…

Ok that was random but I laughed.  I love the ending of this one.

Book club was uber great last night but it really usually is.  14 of the Bookies made it last night in what was like our first real snow that I have seen this season.  Roads were slick, but the girls made it to my house.

We discussed Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain over tasty Kielbasa, mini meatloaves, fruit salad, cheese, crackers, and wine.  I handed out our books from Harper Collins and we chose our next read for March:



The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines
or seen on TV.

As their world comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn into a vortex of dread and recrimination. Why weren’t they more careful? What has happened to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know? Caitlin’s disappearance, all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family’s harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths until all that continues to bind them together are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point will a girl stop fighting for her life?

Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller.


Sound good?  I think so!

Today I have work to catch up on.  I have been hanging out with friends and family since Saturday and now I need to get something done 🙂

And just in case you have not had enough coffee…

23 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Book Club… The Morning After

  1. Good everyone made it in the snow. Sounds like another fun book club. Yummy on your treats.

    I really liked The Silent Sister.

    Love your animated clips.

    Have a good day, and I hope you get a lot accomplished.


  2. How do you go about getting your book club books from the publisher? I have a small book club of three and it would be great to get copies for everyone instead of passing around one copy.

    My book club meets tonight! I’m really excited to talk about ‘Gone Girl.’

    1. Hi Sam! These books are part of a program we signed up for last spring. They were trying a book club format where they wanted everyone in the book club to post thoughts on Facebook, Goodreads, and blogs if they had them. They chose 6 groups, we were lucky enough to be one of them 🙂 It is a 6 month program so watch their Facebook page (Bookclub Girl), I think after we are done they will be choosing 6 more groups.

  3. I am anxious to read Descent too. And I really must get on the Gilmore Girls bandwagon. I did not watch it during it’s run, but I can catch up on Netflix I think, That is if I ever get control of the remote! 🙂

  4. Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows 🙂

    Descent sounds really good. I can’t wait to hear what you and your group think of it. I’ll have to add it to my list of potential book group reads.

  5. Oooh, good choice for your next book club read. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to. Loved the Gilmore Girls clip! “I’m gonna have to stop drinking coffee?” lol

  6. Love the coffee clips! I have got to take time to watch Gilmore Girls. I never have and I think I would love it.

    I’ve heard mostly good things about DESCENT. I need to try it myself. Have a good day!

  7. I have never gone to a book club, and every time I read a post about a book club meeting, I really want to try one and see what it’s like! Especially when there’s wine 😉

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