|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!