The Book Club Blog

Friday, January 19, 2007

Guess who I talked to the other day...

...Stanley Gordon West, the author of Until They Bring The Streetcars Back. When I found out he lives in Shakopee, I decided to contact him and tell him about our field trip. I left a message at the publishing company and then Stan himself called me back.

He seemed like a really nice guy, and we chatted for quite a while. I think he was thrilled to get the call! He said if we liked the Streetcar book, we should read the other two in the trilogy (did you know it was a trilogy?) which have Sandy as more of a major character.

I asked him about what he is working on now. He told me that one of his more recent books is probably going to be made into a movie, and he is so busy with that and promoting the other books, that he doesn't have any time to write.

I got his mailing address and I'm going to send him a photo of the book club in front of the street car.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Hot, hot, Fire, fire!

For our February 12 meeting, we will be discussing "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. It's an American classic, and it's about time we find out why... Don't you think?

This meeting will be hosted by Kim K in St. Louis Park. If you don't know where she lives, you can contact her or myself for her address. 7:00 pm as usual.

Also, look ahead to our March meeting, where we will be discussing "March" by Geraldine Brooks. How clever is that???