Update on June-July Virtual Meeting Post
Our selection for June and July is the classic My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner.
If you couldn’t get a copy of the book, there is a full version of the book on Google Books, where you can read it online or download it to a PDF.
And if you haven’t read the book and still want to participate with a post for the virtual meeting, you can do so by posting about your own “summer in a garden”.
I’ll publish the post of the June-July virtual meeting on July 31st, so post on either the book or the topic before then, and then send me a comment or email so I can find you and include a link to your post in the virtual meeting write-up.
Several people have suggested that we read a garden mystery for the book club. All right, let’s do that! Not to get too complicated, but there are three ways to participate.
You can read the garden mystery A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery by Heather Webber, which is what I’ll be reading. I was intrigued by the title, because you all know I have a lot of hoes, right? I blame Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening for bringing this book to my attention. (I could say that I am weak and can’t resist anything related to hoes, but that could get mis-construed, couldn’t it?)
Or if you have another mystery you would prefer to read, that works, too. There are several different garden mystery series available, including the Nina Quinn series by Heather Webber, the China Bayles series by Susan Wittig Albert, Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, the Abby Knight series by Kate Collins, the Louise Eldridge series by Ann Ripley and probably several others. If you don’t see your favorite garden mystery listed here, let me know and we’ll get it added to the list.
And finally, if you don’t want to read the same garden mystery, or any other garden mystery, you can participate by telling us about a real life mystery in your own garden.
The virtual meeting post for August-September will be published on September 30th, which seems like a long time from now, but time will go too quickly, I’m sure.
No selection has been made for October, so send me your ideas. I try to select books that have universal appeal to gardeners, are easy to get either at the library or second-hand via Amazon and other outlets and aren’t terribly long. Other than that, anything goes! Send me an email or leave me a comment with your ideas.
I appreciate everyone who has participated in the book club in the past and look forward to YOUR participation whether you are a first time contributor or have joined for each book. Thank you for your participation.
If you haven’t heard about the book club or haven’t paid much attention to it and now want to participate, you can go the Garden Bloggers Book Club blog for links to all the previous posts of meetings and updates to get an idea of what it is about. All are welcome to participate!
I’m still deciding myself whether to post about the book or about my own summer in a garden which has been spent in the vegetable garden. That’s tonight’s harvest pictured above. Did you notice that ear of sweet corn? I picked it, and I shouldn’t have. It wasn’t quite ready. I don’t want to talk about it. Divert your eyes from it and look at all those beans!