Rose Campbell Young Ladies Literary Tea

In this third Young Ladies Literary Tea, we returned to Alcott. In an unplanned twist, our general Eight Cousins book club got upgraded to a Young Ladies Literary Tea for the Rose Campbell books. Alcott’s writing is so safe that I decided to convert this to one of our teas because I knew that it … Continue reading Rose Campbell Young Ladies Literary Tea

Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost Young Ladies Literary Tea

After the success of my Young Ladies Literary Tea for An Old Fashioned Girl, I had high hopes for our second meeting, Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost. Due to some logistical complications, we had to move the tea to my house. As I said in my last article, this is a grand experiment … Continue reading Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost Young Ladies Literary Tea

An Old Fashioned Girl Young Ladies Literary Tea

Over the last sixteen months, I have marveled at the way that my book club for young readers has grown and changed. All of this has been a grand experiment, and I have learned so much about what works well for us and what could be improved. One of the things I always wanted to … Continue reading An Old Fashioned Girl Young Ladies Literary Tea

Book Club: The Winged Watchman

My review of Hilda van Stockum's "The Winged Watchman" can be found here. This book was a pretty straight-forward affair. The nine attendees were 12-16 years old, all had read the book at least once, and all were reasonably comfortable with each other. Ok, they were more than reasonably comfortable. We were arguing, laughing, arguing … Continue reading Book Club: The Winged Watchman