In true Vancouver fashion, November has ushered itself in with rain which probably won’t depart until sometime in February, when we’ll be blessed with a week or 10 days of bright, crisp sunshine, to be followed by more rain through April.
And not much is better in that kind of weather than curling up with a hot beverage, wrapped in a warm blanket, completely absorbed by a good book.
So I decided to start a book club.
My idea came from looking at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks Eating Between the Leaves book club. Six cold, dark months, six captivating books, six great meals that tie into the story. But because I’m not a professional cook or doing this tied to a commercial enterprise, I’ve made mine a community effort, inviting some friends to participate where we’ll each pick a book and cook a meal for the group that ties into the story.
Of course, being that this was my hairbrained idea, I’m up first.
And this, dear readers, is where I ask for your input.
I’m hoping to make good use of some of the spices and cookbooks that I brought back from the Carribean with me – but I need a book-club-suitable fiction novel or memoir that contains some definite island flair. Any suggestions?
If you don’t have any grand ideas for that, drop me a comment with a creative reading/feeding idea of your own!
And while I wish I could invite each and every one of you into the group, I don’t cook for parties greater than 10. But don’t let that stop you from starting your own Books & Cooks Book Club! Gather some good friends, good books, good food and go to it! Just don’t forget to share what you’re reading and eating!