One of the things I’ve loved most about being a YA book blogger is the opportunities it’s given me to meet people as
crazy bookish as me! Many of them are spread across the country but a good many live close by too! A group of us bookish Wisconsin ladies have decided to get together and start our own book club.
|That’s Jillian’s picture on the computer I’m holding 🙂
We met all together for the very first time on Monday. It was so much fun! I won’t be posting about every meeting but this first one deserves a shout out! The fabulous Liza hosted and made us an amazing meal that I just had to share. She made foods that she found in some of our favorite YA novels. How awesome is that?!?!? The menu looked like this:
Can you say, “deliciousness”!?!? Everything was homemade. It was so yummers. Just look at the appetizers:
The conversation was just as amazing as the food. For our first meeting we decided not to read a book. Since it was in December I thought it’d be fun to discuss the books we read in 2011 or just our favorites in general. To keep us on track (we are all very chatty ladies!) I printed off the questions from Jamie’s end of the year book survey. We only made it through a few but SO MANY awesome books were chatted up. My favorite discussion centered around books we felt deserved more recognition. I of course mentioned Saundra Mitchell and Sarah Rees Brennan. I just love their books so much! I got so into the hatting that I forgot to take pics of the yummy dinner and dessert. Here is a pic of the table after we demolished the food! That’s Chicken Tiki Masala in the forefront. I ate so much of it.
You can see Liza’s post here. There is a link to all the recipes at the end. I seriously cannot express how much fun it was. Thanks to Liza, Jillian, Rani, Sasha, Erica, and Maggie for being made of awesome! No joke. Best book club EVER! I mean, the first book we’re reading is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. These are my people!