Cookbook Club @ the Perth East Public Library

What Cookbook Club is:

A list of recipes will be selected from new & popular cookbooks; you take them home and try one that sounds good. Then get together @ PEPL and discuss our adventures in the kitchen, as well as rate our favourite recipes!

When is Cookbook Club:

The next meeting is Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 6-7:00pm!

How to join:

For more details or to join, contact the library @ 519-595-8395!

Keep checking on our blog for what cookbook we will be “tasting”!

 

“NO ONE IS BORN A GREAT COOK, ONE LEARNS BY DOING” – Julia Child

PEPL Book Club: Your May Discussion Questions…

Room – Emma Donoghue

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Why do you think the author chose to tell the story of Room through Jack and not through an omniscient, third-person narrator?

Why does Jack call their captor “Old Nick”?

Which elements of Jack’s developmental delays and/or his integration issues surprised you the most?

When Ma is interviewed, the interviewer implies that perhaps not everyone would agree with Ma’s decisions regarding Jack – first, her decision to keep him in Room when she could have tried to have Old Nick abandon him at the hospital. Second, to teach him that was Room was all there is, that things in TV aren’t real, etc. What are your thoughts regarding these decisions?

Have you ever gotten into a care with someone you don’t know, as Ma did? Did you find it believable way for a 19 year old to be kidnapped?

Did you find yourself wanting to know more about Old Nick? If so, why do you think this is?

Jack often wishes he were back in Room. Is there any way in which he would be better off back in isolation with only his mother? Why or why not?

What sort of problems do you think Ma will face now that she and Jack are out on their own?

PEPL Book Club meets May 24th, 2016 to discuss.

Want to read this book too? Put it on hold at pepl.bibliocommons.com!

Between the Covers: Your June Read Is…

Ladies Night – Mary Kay Andrews

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Rising media star and lifestyle blogger Grace Stanton’s own life gets torpedoed after she drives her cheating husband’s pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool in a fit of anger. Soon she’s locked out of her own palatial home, checking account, and blog, forced to move in with her widowed mother who lives above, and owns, The Sandbar, a rundown beach bar. Attending court-mandated weekly “divorce recovery” therapy sessions with a group of three other women, marital misfits whose only common denominator is betrayal, Grace and the women soon ditch their therapist and move their Wednesday “Ladies’ Night” sessions to The Sandbox. They begin to help each other, walking a fine line between revenge and justice, as each one finds closure in ways previously unimagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and how strong she needs to be to get there? Told with Mary Kay Andrews’s unique blend of humor, heart, and unpredictable plot twists, Ladies’ Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on.

 

Not in the book club yet? Contact us @ 519-595-8395

Want to read this book too? Put it on hold at pepl.bibliocommons.com!