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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book club tonight

Tonight I'll be going to my second meeting with one of the two book clubs I joined recently, and guess what? I still have 3/4 of the book to finish!


Reading Woman, Renoir

Thank goodness I have the day off and finishing it won't be a problem. But I hate it when I put things off until the last minute like this. It's not really like me to put something off for this long, though. Especially when it involves reading.

To be fair, though, I'm not really digging this book. I purposely put off reading it for a while because I read quickly, and I know from experience that if I start the next month's selection right away it won't be fresh in my mind to discuss three and a half weeks later. So I waited until the meeting was one week out before downloading it onto my Nook, and when I finally started it I didn't really like it. So then I kept finding other stuff to read instead, and now I only have a couple of hours to finish! The book is Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.

I will finish the book this afternoon, and I'll post a short review of it later in the week. I'm curious about what the other book club members thought of it, and I'm looking forward to tonight's meeting even if the book isn't my favorite. The group is made up of about 12-15 women and is a sub-group of our city's Welcoming Club. The one meeting I've been to so far was a lot of fun--we met up at local beer brewery/bar/restaurant place--and the discussion was lively and interesting. (Last month we discussed The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt). Tonight we're meeting at the home of the lady who is the president of the Welcoming Club and a very active book club member. Occasionally someone with the space and inclination will volunteer to host a meeting. It should be fun.

Well, off to spend an afternoon finishing the book and washing a couple of loads of laundry. At some point I hope to get in a good long walk with the dogs, too. The weather has turned a tiny bit cooler and I feel the need for some fresh air and exercise. I may even bake a peach pie late in the afternoon. Today is going to be a nice day.


Have a good one, everyone!

10 comments:

  1. Sometimes i wish we have a book club here,I dont know why but i read less and less books.

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    1. You should start a book club Yael! :)

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  2. Enjoy it. Donna Tarrt has good ideas but her books are 200 hundred pages too long; I wonder what your book club thought of the Goldfinch, I have read it but my interest drifted as it went on and on....

    I am not familiar with Boy, Snow, Bird. I look forward to your review.

    The Welcoming Club somehow sounds like something I would not find welcoming!

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    1. I definitely agree that The Goldfinch was waaaay too long.

      The Welcoming Club is named that because the original members were all transplants from other parts of the country and wanted to make friends. The book club is made up of all kinds of interesting people and I'm planning to join a knitting group, too.

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  3. Lady Magnon was recently a member of a 3 woman book club. One of the members has now returned to live in Australia, so they've decided to abandon the club.

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    1. The other book club I'm in is only four women total. I'm not sure I'll be continuing with it much longer, to be honest. I'm planning to invite the one good friend I have in it to join the larger group. The other two women are kind of dull and they only want to read "fluff" that I find uninteresting. Plus they spend most of the meetings talking about their kids..."mommy talk"....which is NOT what we're supposed to be there for!

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    2. Sounds like an international problem.

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    1. No, not really! But that's okay. I'll post a review in a couple of days. And I signed up for your August book review.....I did read a couple of good books this month!

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  5. We had peach pie last night.... but it wasn't home made... Oh the shame!

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