Tuesday my book club had its annual Queen Coronation. Every year the Bookies dress up in dresses and formal gowns and make a case as to why they should be the Queen of Book Club for the next year. The girls all get together their best speeches, poems, songs and stories to try to get the votes of the others. Every year we all up our game, some even try to bribe us with candy and treat bags (and yes, it does work!)
This year, like last, our coronation was at Sharon’s beautiful home on the lake. Her husband Jeff grilled hamburgers and brats and the rest of the bookies contributed desserts, salads, beans & chips to the event. Sharon’s friend Jan was visiting and became an honorary member for the night. She even wore a dress like the rest of us. Way to go Jan!
We chose next months read (The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson) our October classic read (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) and then came the time for the speeches. Sharon did a wonderful haiku, Amy brought on the Ghiradelli chocolate bribe, Lori P shared us with the tweets, posts and text messages from Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian and Queen Elizabeth. Kaydi wrote prose that included al the books from the past year, Laura (who is expecting her first child in October) wrote her speech to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. It was so hard to choose a winner but in the end our new Queen was Amy M. Congratulations Queen Amy, may your reign be happy and memorable!