September 2020 W.O.W. Book Club Member Profile: Debbie Gregory Dailey, Louise Penny Themed Book Club


  1. Where did you grow up and where have you lived in your adult life?

I was raised in Pikeville, KY and attended college in Charlotte, NC.  I retired from teaching in 2013 having spent most of my professional years in South Carolina and Georgia including Bowling Green, KY, Salisbury, NC, Spartanburg, SC, and LaGrange, GA.


  1. When did you move to the Woodside Plantation?

We moved to Woodside last August after looking at several destinations for five years.  Aiken proved to be our favorite, and we are closer to family.   There is a charm to living in small towns, and Aiken has much to offer here.


  1. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include reading, playing games, especially bridge, and travel.  Since retiring, my husband and I have been to South America, Australia and New Zealand, parts of Asia, Europe, and much of the United States.  We have especially enjoyed visiting the many beautiful and wonderful National Parks our country has to offer.


  1. Approximately when did you join your book club (provide name of book club)? Are you one of the original organizers?

The Louise Penny Book Club was organized early this year.  I had read most of her books and Penny had become one of my favorite authors.  I am enjoying reading and rereading her mysteries.  It has been fun and interesting hearing other perspectives on the Inspector Gamache mystery novels, which delve into all aspects of human nature and why murder may be committed.


  1. What is your favorite book that you read in your book club and why?

My favorite so far has been A Trick of the Light that centers around the art world.