Friday, January 23, 2009

The Page Turners

My book club, The Page Turners, just celebrated our 7th year as a book club. There are just two original members, myself and Barb Simper. We celebrated this milestone at Pokagon State Park. We set up shop in the beautiful Potawatami Inn scooting chairs and sofas around an old scratched wooden coffee table.

Everyone brought snacks and ribbon covered cakes to celebrate this milestone. (I just brought a gift for Barb as nice surprise!)

It was one of the nicest book clubs we have ever had. We followed our protocal that I set years ago. An hour on the book, a half hour of new books we have read and then general eating and chatting...things girls do best!

Our book this month was The Shack and did, indeed, send froth a great discussion. We rated it 4 pages out of 5. There were a few in the club who were really moved by the book, others just enjoyed it as a good read. I felt, for myself, it was not needed in my life at this point. Just that realization alone was affirmation of the good life I find myself leading.

I would love to hear other reports on the book as well.

We left the Inn with thoughts and notes and hand-wrapped cakes into the starry night and cars to take us home.

Congratulations Page Turners!

Lou Ann

Lou Ann Homan-Saylor is a teacher, a writer, a storyteller and an actress. She lives in Angola, Indiana where she can be found meandering around looking for a great story or just writing late into the night by the light of her red frayed lamp. She also is the co-author of the new blog,

Inauguaral Post

See the January 24 issue of the Herald Republican, Angola, Indiana!!