Books, Banners, and a Special little girl named Isla

by Kristin Lewis

One of my great life passions is reading, and I can thank my mother and grandmother for my love of books. My grandmother was an 8th grade English teacher, and my mother was a librarian, so books have always been in my life. For the past (almost) four years, I've been fortunate enough to be in a book club, and I adore everything about our club. We meet at 5:30 and we usually are not wrapping up until close to 9. We share a meal together (usually our food choices are based on the book), we talk, we laugh, we discuss, and we love. It has been a life long dream to share my love of reading with friends, and I'm so lucky to be able to spend an evening once a month discussing literature with wonderful women. One of our members is expecting her second child (a little GIRL!) in two short weeks, and we had a surprise baby shower for her during our book club. We showered sweet Isla Grace with some of our most favorite literary treasures, books of love and strength. We love you already, Isla Grace, and we wish you years of happy reading.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." -- Emilie Buchwald