Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Lesson Before Dying

Hostess: Mary with the Most-ess
Book: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Food: Fruit Tray, Vegetarian Lasagna, sauteed peppers and Italian bread, Spring Salad mix, and Key Lime Cupcakes by Chrissy
Wine of the Night: Cupcake Wine - Shiraz (probably a book club all time favorite)
Month: March

This was yet again another book club book not to be missed. I have to admit, I did not finish it before book club. I was feeling very whimsical this month, and just couldn't focus on such a serious book, so it took me a tad longer than normal. A few did finish the book on time, and really enjoyed it. It reminded me in a sense of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, both novels dealing with the unfair incarceration of a black man. The references to Jefferson being a hog, or like one, were so upsetting and bothersome, and exactly what the reader needed to feel what was happening from Jefferson's perspective. This is a book that everyone should read at some point in their lives.

It was also the birthday celebration for Alyssa ~ Chrissy made yummy Key Lime Cupcakes. As I type I want another one. Alyssa couldn't make it due to a family emergency (everything is ok though) but we all ate her cupcakes in her honor.

Our book club sponsors a child through World Vision, a young girl named Marisol from Peru. This month we were lucky enough to have received a letter from Marisol. She is such a great artist, and we recently sent Marisol a gift of colored pencils to use in her drawings. Our letter came with a very well drawn picture of her family farm. We have also introduced her to the American trend of Silly Bands, which she thanked us for. I am getting ready to send another letter out, with a few new goodies for her.

Next month is Jill's pick- Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Should be another good one!!


  1. LOL, Yeah, It was certainly really hard to eat a cupcake in Alyssa's honor;) Those cupcakes were great! Also, My 1st attempt at a lasagna and I can't wait to make another one:)

  2. Mary, your lasagna was wonderful!


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