Catcher in the Rye, vintage rings and kitsch teapots…

19 Nov

Last Sunday was the second week of the month which signals our bookclub date! It all began almost 12 months ago at Riverbend books in Bulimba. Even the creator K didn’t realise it would turn out as well as it has. 12 months. I’m thrilled with the outcome.

There is a real mix of characters, everyone loves the written word and mostly we stick to the guidelines and talk about books.

There has been a long list of book read and debated which all began with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows. An excellent first read for the fledgling club which started with just five members. We’ve had a few additions locally as well as a national and international contingent.

The book that was selected for last month that we were discussing was The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I love this book. I personally love the language. I have read it a few times and have owned it for years. I often pick the book up and find my favourite quotes. So it was interesting to read it in full for the first time in a while.

This weeks club was arrange by K and was hosted at Woolloongabba Antique Centre. The cafe is decorated in 70s kitsch. I love it. Had a bit of a walk around afterwards and picked out some winning pieces. Some of the jewellery in there is amazing – especially the marcasite.

There is a small cabinet with war memorabilia. There is wonderful cinema chairs. Shoes. Jewellery. Clothing. Cameras. Burger phones. Furniture. Everything. Not to be cliche or anything but its a step into the past.

Other wonderful news for this week – my good friend B is ready to graduate tomorrow morning and this week it was her celebration week, last exam ever, art show, dinner etc… its been great. She won a prize for her outstanding art piece last night which was unexpected and lovely. Congrats B.

Also a word to the wise – don’t engage in a fight with sugar. It may appear to be harmless but there is nothing worse than waking up with granules in your underwear.

 

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One Response to “Catcher in the Rye, vintage rings and kitsch teapots…”

  1. Devin November 22, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    BEST last sentence ever. I’m jealous of the book club.sounds fun!

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