Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dolls, Shawls and Vodka!

Every once in a while we do something really different when we meet for Book Club.  It is up to each host/hostess to decide what food and drinks to offer and if we will be doing something outside the ordinary when we discuss the book for that month.

One of my favorite Book Club memories is when Vesna hosted our discussion of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  She chose that book as it is a classic that many of us had not read and because she lived in Russia for a few years and could bring her personal experience of the culture to the discussion.

When we arrived at Vesna's house, we were greeted with Russian music playing and we were each given a shawl to wear. How fun! Then, as we entered her dining room, we were welcomed by a gorgeous sight!  Her table was beautifully set with authentic collectibles from her time in Russia.  It was so interesting!

One of my favorite things, were the nesting dolls she had displayed.  I have always been intrigued by nesting dolls and was so delighted to see them.

She also had the largest bottle of Vodka that I had ever seen!  lol  This was all in addition to a lovely selection of delicious foods. 

Thank you, Vesna, for sharing your history with us.  It really brought the book to life and enhanced our Book Club experience tremendously.

Until next time...

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