Last night's book club centered around our discussion of Jane Eyre and the consensus of the group was that we all loved revisiting this classic, gothic romance. The member who picked the book is always in charge of leading the discussion and she happened to be an English Lit major in college, so we were in very good hands. She came with talking points and discussion questions and as always, our discussion was lively, opinionated and sometimes loud. We all agreed, that reading Jane Eyre at this stage of life, is infinitely a different experience than reading it as a teenager.
Before our book discussion started, we sat down together to a beautiful dinner. We started with a spicy squash soup, drizzled with creme fresh and topped with the toasted squash seeds. Our hostess also prepared a chicken dish with olives and artichokes, thinly sliced and wonderfully seasoned potatoes and sautéed green beans with almonds. Dessert and coffee were served after our discussion; a light and fluffy slice of pumpkin pie and whipped cream.
The group was small last night, but we more than made up for it with our enjoyable and interesting look at a classic novel. If you are in a book club, or just need a new book to read, try reading a classic novel, just for the pleasure of it. It can be a wonderful and enlightening experience.
Have a wonderful weekend. It is rivalry weekend here in Michigan - MSU plays U of M on Saturday afternoon. We will be there tailgating bright and early in the morning, wearing our green and white and cheering the Spartans on to victory!