Friday, 27 March 2015

Our March Edition

Spring is in the air...

Matchbook Book Club presents

The March Edition

Dear Members,

Slowly but surely, we are seeing imprints of Springtime weather! What a huge relief, given how brutal this Winter seemed to have dragged on for... we welcome the sunshine and fun times.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our recent meeting: it was quite the experience dining at the wonderful Grapefruit Moon, who were kind enough to accommodate all of us!
Overall, we highly recommend the spot: any place that makes Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast is in our books!

See you all very soon!

A modern day book lover's haven!
Thank you to everyone who submitted their choices for this month's theme- with the draw out of a hat, a winner was announced (it's also Lauren's pick as well!):
Summary: With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-century art. The meager facts of his biography have been gleaned from a handful of legal documents. Yet Vermeer's extraordinary paintings of domestic life, with their subtle play of light and texture, have come to define the Dutch golden age. His portrait of the anonymous Girl with a Pearl Earring has exerted a particular fascination for centuries--and it is this magnetic painting that lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier's second novel of the same title.
Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel's quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master. Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant--and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model.
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
In lieu of our recent book club pick, I thought it would be fine to dine at Frank's at the AGO, followed by a lovely stroll in the art gallery after our Sunday brunch!

All are welcome, thank you to those who have submitted their dates on the Doodle: as such, we will be meeting on Sunday, April 19th at 1PM!

See you there :)


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