Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Book Club Fun!

Debby Giusti here!

My local book club met last night. We've been together for ten years and always enjoy our monthly meetings. We each brought a wrapped book for a "Chinese book exchange." Each person can choose from the pile or "steal" one of the books already selected, which adds to the fun.

The hostess then picks a story for our January discussion from the exchanged books, and everyone goes home with a new read for the New Year. 

To add to the festivities, our hostess, Rita, dubbed the evening "Tacky Christmas Sweater Night" and asked everyone to wear the oldest, silliest, tackiest Christmas sweater they could find. Don't we all look cute in our holiday finery!

Our December book was MY MOTHER'S SECRET, by J. L. Witterick. The poignant Holocaust story was set in Poland, and Rita fixed a delicious Polish dinner complete with stuffed cabbage in honor of the story. 

The night ended with a cookie exchange with lots of yummy goodies from which to choose. Some of the cookies were eaten on site and the rest divided and taken home to share with our families. Are you in a book club? Do you have a special celebration for your December meeting? What have been
your favorite reads for 2014?

Wishing you a joyous Christmas!
Debby Giusti


Mission: Christmas Rescue by Debby Giusti 
On the run from a killer, Elizabeth Tate must accept U.S. Army Captain Nick Fontaine’s protection for the sake of her young niece and nephew. Now her life is in the hands of the very man who broke her heart years ago.

Special Ops Christmas by Susan Sleeman 
Researcher Claire Reed’s top secret project is stolen, putting her at risk of being kidnapped to unlock it. Her undercover bodyguard—her former love, Green Beret Travis Chapman—is on his most dangerous mission yet.

Homefront Holiday Hero by Jodie Bailey 
When someone tries to kill the daughter of a military official, U.S. Army major Tyler Rainey must keep Kelly Walters from harm…while guarding his own heart against very unexpected feelings.

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  1. You guys are gorgeous! I don't belong to a bookclub, but my critique group has a holiday party/gift exchange and our local RWA chapter has an amazing party!

    Your book sounds awesome :)

  2. I want you all to move to Arizona so I can join :)

  3. Sherri, how fun that your cp group does a holiday party. How many are in the group?

    Our RWA Chapter used to do a huge Christmas potluck, which was always a great way to celebrate.

    Pamela, I'd love to have you join us for a get-together. :)

  4. What fun! My critique group hasn't met over the holidays. We did a movie together the end of October and then have taken a break for a while. I hope we get started back regularly in January.

    We've actually done two movies together, movies of books we've read previously. :) It's been fun to compare the movies to the books. We usually also do dinner and discuss it.

  5. A movie and dinner sounds like fun, Missy!


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