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“Garden Spells”

on January 24, 2012

I thought I’d give a brief run down of the highlights of our past meetings, starting with our very first. Our first meeting was in April, 2011,  shortly  after the completion of another successful high school musical. It’s hard to believe our book club is almost a year old – we’ll have to plan a  birthday party! 

The book was “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen. From what I remember, everyone liked it a lot. I liked it too, but had some problems with the “magic” part of it. I truly am not a fantasy reader. I have a problem with some things being magic, but magic can’t solve all the problems in the book.

Do I believe in magic? It’s rare, but sometimes it seems the only explanation. And sometimes at work, trying to explain the mysteries of computers, and the internet and email to someone who doesn’t have a clue, I tell them it’s magic. They laugh, but they accept the explanation. And I do kind of believe it too.

There are  four women in the book with magical powers.A highlight of the discussion for me was everyone saying what magical power that would most want to have. I remember almost everyone wanted the power to give people what they needed before they needed it, or some other selfless power. I was the only one shallow enough to want the magical power to be able to do fantastic things with hair. But if you’ve seen my hair, you understand.

Oh well, I’ll be content with the  super power I have – the ability to find things no one else can! Or do all moms have that super power?

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5 responses to ““Garden Spells”

  1. Beth Moran says:

    Thanks for starting the Blog. Really enjoyed your party themed book club baby shower meeting last month. I will have to rise to the challenge in February!

    Beth

  2. Trish says:

    Mom, have you seen my keys???? 😉

  3. Kathy L says:

    I am so glad I was offered to join the group. Everyone has given me the incentive to read and the friendships are a great added benefit

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