the pioneer women: a peek into our book club.
i am absolutely obessed with ree. yes, i am one of those girls. since reading the book, i have subscribed to have each of her blog posts delivered straight into my waiting inbox. i've pored over the archives of her blog. i may have even googled her. i don't know what it is: i think i just like the way that she makes the mundane activities of daily life on a ranch, somehow interesting. and maybe we have the same sense of humor, because i can just hear everything she writes. i was told by a friend that read the book a while back, that ree & i are similar... & i think she was right (and i like it, except for how she handled both the j & puggy sue situations). i have been missing this book terribly ever since i turned the last page. getting to know ree through her easy-peasy read the pioneer woman: black heels to tractor wheels was, to me, inspiring: i love her wit. i love her sarcasm. i love her glamor. and i am beyond thrilled with excitement about its sequel (if the rumors are true).
not everyone shared this view, however, which led to some interesting & engaging discussion last night. i loved hearing how differently everyone's experiences of this particular read panned out. and as we passed around the mason jar of questions, it was fun to hear different anecdotal tales from each person.
and since this was a book club read, i have some pretty pictures to share from our meeting:
... or should i say... a picture? i'm glad to see i was focused on the important stuff at the get-together, like the sangria (which was yummy, by the way). i am certain, though, that between the mad camera skillz of both lindsey & daci, a cute shot or two of actual people at the book club meeting will soon be available for everyone's viewing pleasure.
in addition to this yummy, spicy, holiday-flavored sangria, there was a spread of the most delicious (& certainly the most fattening) treats i've sampled in quite a while. between the creamy chicken spaghetti casserole, the sweet-yet-tart bruschetta (that i'm craving this morning at 10 a.m.), the most delicious pizza i've ever tasted, & the fluffy, creamy, sweet desserts, i think it's safe to say i shouldn't eat again until next july.
i had a fabulous time, & i feel so lucky to be able to take part in a book club with such interesting, fun, & creative girls!
and if you haven't become acquainted with the pioneer woman just yet, head on over & discover her interesting, funny, witty, well-written world... and not to mention, read her book. i don't think you'll be sorry.
i sure wasn't.
bonus! lindsey let me steal one of her photos to share:
a very special candid shot of katie & myself. if only i could remember what we're reacting to here, i'd share.
(photos, in order of appearance: iphone, point & shoot, lindsey's fancy cam)