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May…

I am so happy it’s today!
No, seriously… Today is a wonderful day. 
Not only is it a new week… 
It is the day that I kick off the second annual Rainy Day in May summer book club! 
Last year’s was so fantastic! We had just under 30 participants, last summer, through this blog, twitter and facebook. Lots of fun!
So- curious? 
Good! 
Here’s how it works: 
– On the 3rd Monday of each summer month, {May, June, July, August} I will post that month’s summer title. 
– On the Friday BEFORE “announcement Monday” I will put a post up about the book, and we can discuss. {Of course, last summer many discussion happened, in many formats, between those dates- and that is absolutely fine.} 
That’s it… One book per month (easy commitment) with the benefit of connecting with other’s who are also reading it… Couldn’t ask for a better summer goal! 
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite book mark, convince your sister or best friend to join us and head to your local library or book store and start reading today… {And then come back on June 17th…}
On that note- here is our May title: 
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. 
From the Author’s website

When five young mothers—Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett—first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising children, and a shared love of books. Then one evening, as they gather to watch the Miss America Pageant, Linda admits that she aspires to write a novel herself, and the Wednesday Sisters Writing Society is born. The five women slowly, and often reluctantly, start filling journals, sliding pages into typewriters, and sharing their work. In the process, they explore the changing world around them: the Vietnam War, the race to the moon, and a women’s movement that challenges everything they believe about themselves. At the same time, the friends carry one another through more personal changes—ones brought about by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success. With one another’s support and encouragement, they begin to embrace who they are and what they hope to become, as The Wednesday Sisters welcomes readers to experience, along with its heroines, the power of dreaming big.

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7 thoughts on “May…”

  1. This sounds great. I'm off to put it on hold at the library I found you on blogfrog and am subscribing. I'm also a hsing mom, (and head writer of a crazed, eclectic blog :-)

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