On Wednesday, the group will discuss THAT EXCITING HOLIDAY, an adventure story by Nigel Strong. Many of the Book Club members wanted one more outdoor holiday book before the snow falls. The protagonist in the book is Peter Beauchamp, a lad who falls in with a group of older men who have criminal intentions, bank robbery and worse. Sadly, the sequel reports that Peter was arrested only a year later for crimes that will not be revealed on these pages
The Hillyard Bay Chaplain has ruled that only adults may attend the reading and discussion of this month's book selection, "CARNIVAL STRIPPERS". As it turns out, there is very little text in the book, mostly pictures. DISCLAIMER: The stripper on the cover of the book is probably not Veronica Stevens - Editor
This month's Book Club selection is "BIGGLES TAKES IT ROUGH". Arthur Biggles had been an English World War II ace. He worked in the sky and under the water. Biggles soon began to make a name for himself, giving the Huns a spanking they wouldn’t soon forget.
“I have always considered myself a man's man, there's something special about being in the thick of it with your comrades, your brothers in arms. Like on the Rugger pitch, huddled into a scrum, limbs entwined, all pushing and urging on towards the same goal. Its a metaphor for life”
.....From Biggles Takes It Rough
The Book Club settled on a book with a winter theme, "SKI RESORT NURSE". At this month's discussion, Lynn Krogh, a seasoned registered nurse, will explain the emotional complications that may arise between a patient and his nurse at a ski resort. Nurse Krogh enlightens us, "Just because someone spends the night in a room with a nurse, does not mean that they are a patient." Indeed, Nurse Krogh.
This month’s reading selection was presented to the Book Club by the young parents of the group seeking to prepare their children for future social activities. When the children reach 12 or 13 years of age, they will be attending “rave” parties or spontaneous “raves" at musical events and concerts. After reading the book, our Readers Group will hold an “instructional rave” for elementary students K-4th grade. NOTE: Diane Copeland will provide the music (piano) which will include her interpretation of Fatboy Slim’s song
“The Rockafeller Skank.”
This month’s chosen book is a bit fast for our readership. The group discussion may be too bold for some members. Dating the office wolf certainly qualifies a woman as a hussy. Some self respect can be salvaged by playing hard to get and not falling into a one-night-stand trap.
Penny Simonson has a tip for you girls in that regard, “If I wanted to see a guy again, I would totally just keep playing with my hair over and over instead of, you know, just telling him that.”
This month's book selection is special for pet owners. However this book may be a great gift idea for your buddy who is just about to have a vasectomy. The Hillyard Yacht Club chaplain required that the author's subtitle was scrubbed, "Goodbye to man's two best friends"!
This story was inspired by the experience of a real dog named Don Wiese. Remember to spay and neuter.
This month’s book selection is “You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning.” The question the reader might well ask is, “Can a book be both a “SELF HELP BOOK” and a “ HOW TO BOOK”? After the Book Club discussion, we will give away free bumper stickers that say: “GOD IS MY CO-PILOT” which should reduce the suspicion if a policeman sees you driving over the curb. Dan Alden, who never really quits drinking during any 24-hour period, claims this book should be made into a reality show.
See the author’s other book: Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank.
This month’s book is not only a delightful children’s story, it is also a warning to the senior generation. Rick McDonald, a new grandparent, recommends this book to his unwary elderly peers.
Rick advises, “If any of your children want to give you a ride in their car to some vague destination, tell them you’ll take a cab and meet them there.”
Debra was a 'good girl'. Everyone said so, especially her mother and father. But now, she has lost her boyfriend and been betrayed by her confidante. Debra decides that being good hasn't worked for her, and besides it isn't fun. She decides she is going to be naughty, very naughty from now on. The book is loosely based on the life of Jerri Via.
This month's book club recommendation was submitted by Pancho and Penny Simonson. The couple claimed that this book got them through some "very rough patches" in their up and down marriage. Just recently, the Simonson's re-read the book. Penny is now awaiting for a confirmation from her doctor. Is that a "little Pancho" peeking around the corner?
This month’s Book Club selection is “C IS FOR CHAFING”. The story relates the sad life changing experience endured by a young boy living in the East Valley of Spokane. Joe Hausken was just a lad when he made his mind up to become a long distance runner and someday compete in the Olympics. Unfortunately, in Joe’s early training he suffered a burning on his ample inner thighs. This painful chafing discouraged him from further running and any physical activity at all. This explains his near death physical dilapidation today. NOTE: Several Hillyard readers have called in to inquire if this book has a chapter on casserole cookery and the useful chafing dish. The answer is no. - editor
This month’s book club choice allows the readers to lower themselves into the world of the patrol officer tending to more important matters than crime. THE SEX LIFE OF A COP tells the on-the-job life story of Officer Ken Krogh (now retired from the Spokane Police Department) and his antics that are still legend on the force. The cover of the book is a depiction of Officer Krogh’s patrol car parked on the edge of the Office Tavern parking lot, a saloon on North Division Street. The events that took place in the back seat of that car were a shame if not a crime. Advisor for the book was Veronica Stevens, who served a short career as a police woman until certain incidents occurred that made it impossible for her to continue in that profession.
"He crammed a lifetime into two nights ashore"
"Old tars" are the subject of this month's book club selection. Anyone who has been around sailors knows that "Sailor Town" is not a real place. "Sailor Town" is anywhere there's a sailor and a willing woman, preferably named "Brandy". At night when the bars close down Brandy walks through a silent town. And loves a man who's not around, she still can hear him say, "Brandy, you're a fine girl." Chances are that Brandy's sailor has been transferred to submarine duty and has a new sweet heart named Randy. This month's book selection is based on the life of Gregg Allen during his years at sea serving in the U.S. Navy.
Seaman Allen regularly crammed a lot into his two nights ashore and was willing to scrape barnacles off some of the older tubs.
This month’s Book Club selection is an old children’s book with modern adult applications. After reading the book, many of you may want to give the book to a friend or family member who needs it. Perhaps this could be the first step to a needed “intervention.” DISCLAIMER: The children appearing on the cover of the book are paid models, not Lynn Krogh’s actual children.
The "SEX CURE" is at the extreme outer limits of the Hillyard Book Club standards. This book is replete with salty language, intimate relations and heated moments. The volume has been reviewed as "A SPOKANE VERSION OF PAYTON PLACE." (Please do not call asking for the location or telephone number of Dr. Justin Riley). Registered Nurse Lynn Krogh was formerly employed at Dr. Riley's office and reports that Dr. Riley's "cure" is not permanent.