Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Book Club Meeting.....

Photos from the book club meeting.  I served gingerbread, scones and watermelon slices.
 I used this recipe for the scones.  It's a tried and true recipe.

 This is my Nana's recipe for gingerbread, and the only recipe I do not share.....sorry. 
 Can't remember where I got these napkins, very appropriate don't you think?
Cups and saucer's all ready for the tea.  Denby Sweet Pea, out of production now.
 Even managed to cut up some lemon wedges for the tea.

 Made up a jug of Crystal Light for those who wanted a cold drink.
Had a great meeting, 13 out of the 14 members turned up.  Have chosen books for the next 14 months, I will let you know what we will be reading when the list is all written up.  Next month's book is "The Vagrant's."  I have already read it and reviewed it here.  I posted another book review: Rosewater and Soda Bread," which is the sequel to "Pomegranate Soup."  Both are super books and well worth reading.

I won't be hosting again until December for the Christmas pot luck.  I will be only hosting that one in future, unless someone else can't host a month, then I will step up again.

What are you reading at the moment?

20 comments:

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

I bet those Denby pieces are worth a bit now. I wanted to add to my storm collection and was surprised at how much out of production Denby sells for, particularly in America.
Our English scones are like American biscuits aren't they?

Kaisievic said...

Your book club looks like it was lots of fun, that is a great spread for afternoon tea. My book club read "The Miniaturist" by Jesse Burton for May and for June we are reading "One Life" by Kate Grenville, I can highly recommend both of them. Very different novels, though.

Evelyn said...

Looks yummy! I am reading Harlan Coben's Just One Look, I am a big fan of mystery/thrillers and police procedurals and I also love books that introduce forensics to solving the mystery or murder.

Craig said...

That's a lovely spread you put together. Home made scones and home made gingerbread - can't get better than that!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like a nice selection of treats, Gill. I recently finished reading The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Currently have a couple of books to start, The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro and The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy.
On a personal note, we are currently in Canada visiting friends who live in Mississauga, Ontario. We will also be traveling to Hamilton to meet other friends for dinner on Wed. I was curious as to your location, but could not email to ask. You can reach me Dorothy aka known as Beatrice (The Frog & PenguINN blog) through my email on our blog site. If you are close by to our location, perhaos we could meet? We are here until Friday when we head to Syracuse for an overnite stay before continuing home to NH.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, everything looks so nice! I wish I could join your book club :)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Your party looked so nice! I love your new house, too. Currently I am "reading" (listening to an audiobook) Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham. This is the first audio book I have borrowed from the public library via my Nook.

Cat Lover said...

Everything looks so delicious! Very pretty china. Hope to try the scone recipe soon. Glad all went well.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This looks so pretty! Well done!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your tea at Book Club looks delicious. I'd join in if I were closer. Right now I'm reading The Chocolate Book Bandit. It is from a series of book by JoAnna Carl and I've read quite a few of them. I'm a mystery lover :)

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh my it looks lovely, I wish we lived closer.

Our last bookclub read - we have our annual luncheon OUT at the end of this month was "Necessary Lie". Mixed email reviews so far, some really liked it. More discussion will take place at the meet. I found it a bit too unbelievable.

I would recommend "A Man Called Ove" I loved it.

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Rose said...

Everything looks so tasty! I LOVE the Denby Sweet Pea...I think if I had a lot of room, that I might have wanted a lot of dinnerware. Some of it is just so beautiful.

Betsy said...

Everything looks so pretty. Tea tastes better to me when it is in a pretty cup. Love your selection of scones, gingerbread and watermelon. I would enjoy being part of a group like yours. Maybe I should look around my area. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Betsy

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a fun afternoon, those scones look delicious. Beautiful Denby pattern.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I am looking for a good scone recipe - will give this a try!

Little Red Hen said...

I just started The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman. The author died in the middle of writing it and her daughter finished it off. It's set in 12th century Cambridgeshire and involves the ordinary people affected by the decades long war between Stephen and Maud. It's been interesting so far. Your afternoon tea looks very yummy.

William Kendall said...

Quite a lovely setting. Those scones look tasty!

Karen said...

I've started barreling through the work of a British author named Maureen Lee. I LOVE her books. Mostly about folks living in Liverpool during WW2 and the post war period. I'm currently reading "Lights Out Liverpool".

Margie said...

Tea + scones + books = heaven for me!

I'm currently reading "A Prayer for Owen Meany" which has an interesting Canadian connection!

Bronwyn said...

That gingerbread looks lush! Can I come next time? :)