T & T Book Club is a special thing for me. My sister Tami and I started it many years ago. Normally the plan is to choose a book for both of us to share reading each month. The September selection was "Where Lilacs Still Bloom" by Jane Kirkpatrick. Along with reading the same book we like to find something to discuss about the books or an idea for an activity that came to us through reading the pages of the book.
Really loved reading Where Lilacs Still Bloom and the reason it grabbed my eye from it's prominent shelf at the library was that my favorite flowers are lilacs. I'm really not sure why as the blooming season is so short. But the perfume from lilacs is like nothing else! Page 16 "A lilac says, 'Here is a place to stay'" I loved that. Three of the five homes that I have lived in since getting married have had a lilac bush. The present one is huge, actually having a 3-fold purpose to smell beautifully in the spring, to provide a shelter belt from the weather for our dog, and to hide the neighbors little dog from our big dog to eliminate barking! It has accomplished all 3 purposes already this year! (We didn't live here when it was blooming - but we had intentions to purchase the home).
Tami and I have two assignments to go along with the September Selection: #1 Pick a discussion question from the end of the book and blog about it and #2 Work hard to "winter" a plant and transplant it outside in the spring. Doesn't have to be a lilac sprig - - - but some type of blooming flower or plant.
Check out my sister's blog about Where Lilacs Still Bloom at Just One More Thing . . .