Liquorature Gathering #011 – “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (Audrey Niffenegger)
Date: December, 2009
Host: Clint/Jamie (Mixed Night)
Some of our significant others (and friends thereof) have a ladies book club. Robert tossed out the suggestion a while back of doing a book swap with them. Our favorite for their favorite. When all rankings were submitted and weighted accordingly, “Perfume” won out as the guys’ highest ranked book. Should note that the book had to be from our first cycle (ie. everyone’s first time picking a book). The ladies selected “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for us. Though many of us approached with trepidition, it was actually not a bad read. Our meeting was a mix of the guys’ and gals’ clubs, and totalled eleven of us, I believe. Discussion was divided into two sessions, tackling each book at a turn. Each session ranged from an hour to an hour and a half. Good conversation…fun night. Clint and Jamie were great hosts. As this was just before Christmas, there was a humorous gift exchange (spoon, Robert?), quizzes, and good food. We opted for a “bring your own” approach for this one in terms of bevvies. I broke open a great bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail for the occasion. Fantastic whisky. To be honest, there was some concern about how we would manage this whole set-up, but it went over very well. Maybe an annual Christmas tradition now?