Sense and Sensibility Young Ladies Tea

It seemed appropriate to schedule a Jane Austen romance during February for my Young Ladies Literary Tea. Since we did Pride and Prejudice last fall, we were eager to compare the Bennet sisters to the Dashwood sisters, so we chased away the mid-winter blues with Sense and Sensibility. It was a marvelous club. As usual, … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility Young Ladies Tea

Understood Betsy Young Ladies Literary Tea

In January, we drank cocoa instead of tea at our Young Ladies Literary Tea. If you have ever read Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s Understood Betsy you will know how important hot cocoa and cookies are. Those awful Putney cousins may make Betsy do farm chores, but they also show their love in cookies and cocoa. On … Continue reading Understood Betsy Young Ladies Literary Tea

Pride and Prejudice Young Ladies Literary Tea

For our fourth Young Ladies Literary Tea, we read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Really, could we have chosen a more perfect book for a literary tea? An advantage of doing these teas monthly is that we can settle into a rhythm. As usual, we went to the home of my friend Giovanna, some of … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice Young Ladies Literary Tea

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