The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

Founded in 2001,

our club meets monthly.

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

Ray Bradbury

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


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

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

Julia Child

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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