Dictionary definition of miscellany - medley, miscellaneous writings etc. collected together.
Monday, 20 January 2014
The book group came to our house on Saturday evening to discuss 'Snow'. They didn't have to travel through any of the stuff, which was lucky, as most of us had read quite enough about it already, thank you very much, by the time we had finished the book! The majority of the group found the book a hard slog. For all the sly humour in the writing I found it a very depressing read - not a good thing for me in the miserable months of winter.
Luckily our book group is a happy, lively affair, everyone brings a food contribution so we always sit down to a very sociable meal. Last autumn the pear trees had cropped well and I made upside-down cakes with the fruit and stored a supply in the freezer. When I turned one out onto a plate for the supper it looked rather pale and uninteresting. Luckily I had some white chocolate stars and glitter icing left over from Christmas so it got a slight snow treatment!
I couldn't recommend the book but it made for a good discussion.