Thursday, September 13, 2012
Blogging and Book Club
I have been reading articles on blogging to help me, well blog. I know how important it is in this age of technology to connect with your potential customers. It is ironic that the very technology that took away the need for face to face interaction has fostered this much more personal form of communication. The blogging articles tell you to find your voice, be genuine and stick to it. So here is my plan: a little bit about me, a little bit of promotion, a little bit about my family, a little bit about my designs, a little bit about quilting in general...hopefully you will enjoy it. So here it goes....
Do you belong to a book club? I have been in the same book club for over 13 years now. I can't believe it has been that long. It was one of the best decisions that I made because it forced me to read books I would not have chosen myself and it forced me to get out with adult friends which is not always easy when you have kids. Case in point: between music and soccer this fall, we have kids activities every day of the week!
We meet once a month and the location of the meeting rotates among the members. You all now will be virtual members of our club!
You must first meet the non-virtual members of our club:
Me, Wendi, Colleen, Jodi, Marcie, Jeanne, Trish, Debbie, Lorna, Yolanda, Miriam and Mary-Ann. I planning on taking photos next meeting whether they like it or not!
We just finished reading "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman. It takes place over 2000 years ago and is the story of 4 Jewish women who end up in Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Masada was one of the last hold outs agains the Romans and the four women's lives intersect as they care for the doves in the mountain stronghold. Although the story is fictional, it is based on historical research.
As a group we would recommend this book as it was very well written but the general criticism was that it was too long. The character development was excellent. I will provide you with much more interesting commentary next time. I was the host of this meeting and I was little pre-occupied with filling up coffee cups and serving desert...
Our next read is "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani and those of us who have already started it say it is excellent. I'll let you know what the group thinks after our meeting next month.
Now I must go and try and write some patterns....Maybe I should have another cup of coffee first.