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2010.08.23 Meeting Notes

Serial Killer Lovers,

If you missed the meeting, you'll be happy to know that The Bride Collector got rave reviews from almost every club member. In fact, I was the only one who didn't care for the book (I don't want things to be boring now do I?). The consensus was that the way the "brides" were killed was unique, the characters had depth and were interesting, there were plenty of twists and red herrings, and Dekker is a keeper. Leave it to those Indonesian missionaries.

Dekker was such a hit that Joyce has already read another of his books and Jeff has put some on hold at the library. Specifically, the Boneman's Daughter seems to have been a good one. He's written quite a few, so if you don't read them all, we may want to put him on the return list.

Thanks to Judy for giving us some inside information on schizophrenia. If you weren't there last night, you missed a lot of good info on the illness and it's treatment. Fascinating stuff and I'm glad we have such a wide variety of members who can contribute that kind of knowledge. I think we all agree that we have a very unique and great group of people.

Our next book is Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Joyce and I are the only members who didn't get one last night. If you weren't there and need one, please email me so I can put you on the needy list (not to be confused with the naughty list, what Santa does is his own business).

Bride Collector RTLB (rules to live by):

1. If you're schizophrenic and locked-up in an asylum, you'd better hope you're not beautiful. (contributed by Sharon K & tweaked just a tad)

2. Just because you're mentally ill and wear jeans that are too short doesn't mean no one will love you. (not so much a lesson, as a warm fuzzy)

Kerry (who's not really scary until you get to know her - so don't tell me where you live)

P.S. There is still one ticket to The 39 Steps available, the show is October 2nd at 1:30pm and the cost is $23.50.