I mentioned in my last post a couple of exciting things I've been planning lately. Here's the first one:
I'm starting a book club! This is something I've been thinking about for months and it's finally happening. I'm in one book club already, as regular readers probably remember. It's a large group of women, most of whom average about 15-20 years older than me. I enjoy it very much, and will continue to be an active member, but I wanted to start a smaller group with some of my younger friends who wouldn't be comfortable as part of the big group. I'd also like the chance to read and discuss a bigger variety of books, possibly including some science fiction and fantasy that the older, bigger group wouldn't care for. So with the help of my friend Marla, as well as another avid reader friend named Martina, I've gotten the ball rolling!
Our group's first meeting will be Sunday, May 29 at my house. I'm looking forward to hosting it! The book we've chosen to read first is a favorite of mine and Martina's.....Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Martina and I are planning themed food and cocktails to go with the book to celebrate our first meeting! Future get-togethers won't be quite so elaborate, of course, and we might occasionally meet at a restaurant or coffee bar to save anyone having to host. All told, besides myself there are six people in the group. We still have a few things to decide on at our first meeting, such as how we'll choose books going forward and where we'll meet. We've already established that meetings will take place on the fourth Sunday of each month, at 4pm. My other club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, so there won't be any conflict with the two.
I'll post a book review here each month after our meeting, as well as share photos of the food and drinks I serve when I do the hosting. I can't wait to show you the things we have planned for this first one!