The 22nd Avenue Book Group met last night to watch the film of The House of Mirth. We read the book last month and it was enlightening to see the sorts of houses people lived in during the time the story took place (1905-07), the clothes they wore, the way they moved and sat and ate and walked. Gillian Anderson is oneof my favorite actresses and she made the perfect Lily Bart.
We should call ourselves the 22nd Avenue Book and Movie Group because although we meet every month we read a book only every other month. On the odd months we watch a movie. The last movie was Some Like It Hot and the next one will be The Kite Runner. We read The Kite Runner in January and will read Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber next month. Some of us are going to hear Abu-Jaber speak at the Bing Crosby Theater next week during Spokane's Get Lit program.