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Eagle Nesters book club shares one good story after another

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January 25th, 2010

Elizabeth Holt never leaves home without a book in her hand. So it s no surprise that it took her less than two months after she moved to Eagle s Trace to assemble the Eagle Nesters book club.Eagle s Trace. I still have a whole stack of books I hope to read. Camerino led a recent circus-themed discussion aboutWater for Elephantsby Sara Gruen. It s important to keep the discussions interesting and to have something in which people can actively participate, says Camerino. So I found circus music and made up a short quiz of circus terminology and the winner won a bag of orange marshmallow circus peanuts. It was a lot of fun. The club has also read local works likeHollywood, Texasby Laraine Brown, a heartwarming story about life in a small Texas town through the eyes of women who live there. Ms. Brown actually came in and led the discussion for us, says Holt. It was her first book. We enjoyed it so much that we have already invited her to come back and talk to us whenever she writes another one. The Eagle Nesters are currently readingIn a Sunburned Countryby Bill Bryson and next month will tackleThe Chosenby Chaim Potok. Holt, however, does not limit herself to the book club selection of the month. I like such a variety of books that I don t want to be tied to [one], so I ll read the book club book and then other books all month long, says Holt. Sometimes I even recommend a book to the club that I ve already read and then read it a second time. I always find things I missed the first time the second time I read it.