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The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club
(HANDOUT)

Founded in 2001,

our club meets monthly.

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We pick titles

by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for

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Ray Bradbury
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's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and Pillsbury pastries with hamburger and Dr. Pepper for "The Prize Winner of Defiance,

Ohio

: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less" by Terry Ryan.

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Because we are

all busy professionals, we have an informal limit of about 400 pages per book.

We would like

to meet Alexandra Fuller and

Edwidge Danticat

, because they've led interesting lives and overcome disadvantages.

Some favorites:

"Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" by Alexandra Fuller, "My Life in France" by

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Julia Child
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with Alex Prud'homme, "Victoria's Daughters" by Jerrold M. Packard and "In a Sunburned Country" by

Bill Bryson

.

We thought

"I, Roger Williams" by Mary Lee Settle actually contained very little information on Roger Williams or the settling of

Rhode Island

. It has set the "low bar" standard for subsequent book discussions!

What's next:

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford and "The Pleasure of My Company" by

Steve Martin

.

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