Church-based club invites all to read

Book club

May 18, 2000

An interview with Gene Somers of the UUCC Book Club, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Columbia Congregation.

What book are members reading this month? "Offshore" by PenelopeFitzgerald.

Which books have the club's members liked? We liked "The Cider House Rules" by John Irving, and we had a good discussion on "Smilla'sSense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg.

One of our favorites was "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. That brought forth a lot of discussion.

It covered several generations, beginning in the 12th century through the present.

It was well written, and it gave a lot of information about architecture of the period and social customs of the Middle Ages.

How many members does the club have? Attendance ranges from four to 10.

How often does the club meet? Once a month. We meet the second Monday of each month at individuals' homes.

When was the club formed? It started about eight years ago.

It was originally started by our Unitarian congregation, but guests are welcome.

You can call the church at 410-381-0097 for information.

How do club members decide what the next book of the month will be? We are a very informal group.

We do not have a leader, as such. We take suggestions and get a consensus to decide.

We generally try to decide which books we're going to read about three months ahead, and they are put on reserve at the east Columbia library for the members of the group.

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