While we say goodbye to the last remaining traces of snow, we can now look towards longer, brighter days. And yes, while we may face more showers the next couples of months, you know the old saying...
It was only fitting that this month's theme aimed at titles that carried a sense of the unexpected. Whether it's titles you would normally overlook in the bookstore or discovering characters with bite, it's time to take a leap and see where it might lead us...for better or for worse!
I'm looking forward to many events that will take place in store for us! Whether it be travel, or trying something new on your to-do list, let this be a month of fulfillment.
See you all at the next meeting!
A huge thank you to everybody who turned up to our previous meeting!
Brunching at Wind Up Bird Cafe was a success! Wonderful items on the menu, and great service. A great place to go with family and friends.
We discussed our previous pick, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. What a lively discussion! Characters like Sarah and Hattie made an impact on how we felt for their lives and the horrors of slavery allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the injustice that was taking place at the time. The book was a fast read- we found ourselves jumping onto the next chapter! Overall, everyone agreed that this was a book that we would highly recommend to someone else!
Our members have voted, and this month's selection is:
Summary: Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.
The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children.
It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.
Our next meeting will be taking place during the middle of May. Vote here on the Doodle for best availability.
For location, in light with our theme, I figured we'd try another new place:Museum Tavern for lunch!
EVENTS IN T.O
Lo and behold, the Toronto Flower Market returns once more! With breathtaking selections, and a beautiful atmosphere, you're sure to pick up a bouquet or two!
Jane's Walk is a movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbors.