APRIL MEETING NOTES
A summer-at-the-beach scene stretched out before us thanks to hostessing department, Serendipity. A brief business meeting preceded the program, in order to approve next year’s budget and elect officers who will be installed in May. Congratulations—and thanks—to our new Executive Committee:
President: Marianna Conner; 1st Vice President: Marian Berge; 2nd Vice President: Lynda Elwood; Secretary: India Civey; Treasurer: Janet Thompson; Historian: Myrna Overstreet; Program: Valerie McDonald; Yearbook: Laura Wilson and Brenda Bennett
From Our Past: Historian Joan Lyderson concentrated on the involvement Book Club has had with the Everett Public Library, beginning with the effort to establish a free public library in the city, to contributing money and effort to the expansions over the years. In 1945, we began to donate memorial books in the name of deceased members. In 1975, we helped set up the Northwest Room. Today we donate sets of Newbery and Caldecott books and other money for special projects.
Upcoming Program: Local mystery author JA Jance will speak about new books in her series on Ali Reynolds and her series on JP Beaumont.
“Best Beach Reads”: The Snow Goose Bookstore has been an important part of the Stanwood community for over 30 years. Owner Kristine Kaufman has an eclectic inventory—from the bestsellers to her own personal favorites, and those she buys with her customers in mind. It’s definitely worth a trip to Stanwood to talk books with her.
But today, she brought a tote bag of books to us—a tote, by the way, that she donated along with five of her picks for our monthly drawing. Kristine’s days are filled to the brim, but when new books by favorite authors arrive in a shipment, she’ll steal time to read them in one sitting. For her, beach reads are the books she’s meant to get to throughout the year.
Her selection ranged from memoir and autobiographical fiction, to mystery and romance, to novels set in WWII, Seattle in 1962, Bali, Kashmir, Paris. You can access her list of books in the Club Library: www.womansbookclub.org. Look for “Best Beach Reads” under 2012-13 Programs. You can find more Goose Picks at the Snow Goose Bookstore website: www.snowgoosebookstore.com/
Below, Kristine shares one of the new books she couldn’t put down: