Susan Watson

Bandersnatch Trail and Japanese Garden

By Susan Watson | April 23, 2023

Eight hearty hikers took off to explore the Bandersnatch Trail in Ashland. It was a bit misty out, but that just enhanced the beauty and intricate detail of the Madrone trees and the architectural features of the woodlands. On the way out of Ashland we stopped at the newly re-imagined and constructed Japanese Garden. With […]

Weaving our Ancestral Tapestry

By Susan Watson | April 19, 2023

WEAVING OUR ANCESTRAL TASPESTRY The luncheon opened with a fun game by Annette Godfrey. The tables were decorated with flowers and old photos donated by Bob Russell. Annette asked us to fine a certain photo such as a dog, house and so on. The first person to find a photo was given a candy bar. […]

Theater Group attend The Revolutionists at CTP

By Susan Watson | April 17, 2023

Nine EPWC members plus a friend of Susan's went back in time to Paris France during the Reign of Terror. There we meet four incredibly strong women who form an unlikely bond and share their stories. We meet Marie Antoinette, who at first seems ditsy and extravagant but has a deeper side; the passionate young […]

The April Book Group met at the Main Street Coffee House

By Susan Watson | April 13, 2023

The April Book Group met at the Main St. Coffee house to discuss Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Our host was Judith Fonarow. Everyone agreed that this change of venue was a great option. The book was a fun read with lots of laughs and giggles. Excellent choice Judith. From the #1 New York Times […]

Eight Lovey Ladies attend Don Quixote At CTP

By Susan Watson | March 6, 2023

Eight Lovey Ladies attend the play Don Quixote at the Collaborative Theater Project on Sunday March 5th.

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

By Susan Watson | February 9, 2023

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of […]

The Book Club read “The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris

By Susan Watson | March 13, 2022

“ The Sweetness of Water” is the powerful debut novel of Ashland Oregon’s High School graduate Nathan Harris. Nothing before has been written from the intimate perspective of the people living in Georgia during the last days of the Civil War and The Emancipation Proclamation. Ten Eagle Point Women met that the home of Susan […]

February Book Club

By Susan Watson | February 16, 2020

The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh “In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After an isolated childhood spent in the foster-care system, her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.” Thirteen avid […]


By Susan Watson | March 23, 2019

In BURY YOUR DEAD, it’s winter carnival in Quebec City and Chief Inspector Gamache has come not to join the festivities but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. This is Louise Penny’s 6th novel in a series about Gamache. Much of the action in BURY YOUR DEAD takes place in the Literary and […]

May book choice: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriella Zevin

By Susan Watson | May 11, 2018

“In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books…Filled with interesting characters, a deep knowledge of bookselling, wonderful critiques of classic titles, and very funny depictions of book clubs and author events, this will prove irresistible to book lovers everywhere” – Booklist Book choice by Phyllis Earls […]

Hiking the East Applegate Ridge Trail

By Susan Watson | April 23, 2018

Seven spunky ladies hiked the newly established Applegate Ridge Trail outside of Jacksonville on Friday April 20th. The weather was glorious and the views spectacular. An added bonus was the abundant wildflowers in bloom. Along the way we met schoolchildren and two of the trail’s founders, David Callahan, Chairman of the Applegate Trail Association and […]

The March Book Club read “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin

By Susan Watson | April 5, 2018

“A woman’s life, always changing, accommodating, then shedding, old duties for new; one person’s expectations for another until finally, victoriously, emerging, strong, complete.” Melanie Benjamin, The Aviator’s Wife The book club met at the home of Susan Watson on March 14, 20018 to discuss The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The book is a compelling […]

The March book Club selection was The Rosie Project

By Susan Watson | March 10, 2017

The Rosie Project is the 2013 debut work of Australian novelist Graeme Simsion. It’s a wacky, wonderful, rollercoaster love story between two very different people. Each chapter was a humorous and poignant vignette. Everyone who attended the book club meeting agreed that the Rosie Project is a cleaver, joyful, laugh out loud novel. It’s a […]

March 9,2016 Book club at the home of Susan Watson

By Susan Watson | March 21, 2016

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger In 1961New Bremen, Minnesota, is all quiet and serene. The Minnesota River flows through the countryside, the town barber knows everyone’s name, and folks dutifully attend church every Sunday. But that serenity is thrown into turmoil as a series of tragic deaths lead thirteen-year-old Frank Drum and his family […]

November 2014 Book Group members all enjoyed The Invention of Wings.

By Susan Watson | November 21, 2014

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd A tale of two sisters and a slave, this superb book takes you back in time to early 19th century South Carolina. Sarah Grimke and her sister, Angelina, struggled to break away from a life where a woman’s worth is measured by who she marries and slave […]

March 12 Book Group The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani

By Susan Watson | March 18, 2014

Eleven ardent readers gathered at the home of Susan Watson on a sunny, spring afternoon. We sipped Prosecco with raspberries and snacked on tiramisu and biscotti as we discussed The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adrianna Trigiani. The Shoemaker’s Wife is a beautifully told story of two teenagers who meet briefly and are suddenly separated. Unbeknownst to […]