This house is so quiet! The kids and their dad have gone to Colorado on a skiing trip and I’m sitting here, enjoying the peace and quiet and trying not to think about my final that opens up tomorrow for the taking.
Last night my monthly book club met at Barnes and Noble – this month we were reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This was not an unknown book to me, as I read it a few years ago when the hype was all big and it was prominently displayed on bookshelves and tables whenever I’d walk into store. But although I still had some of the issues with the book that I’d had my first time through it, it’s interesting to me to see how much my opinion .. not so much changes, as seems to be colored a bit differently after listening to others talk about the subject matter.
I’ve been in my book club for about a year. Before joining this one I’d never been in a book club, nor had any desire to be in one. I didn’t know what I was missing. It’s fantastic just to be in a group with other ladies, sure – but also to feel comfortable in talking about books (and without seeing a bored expression that I’ve grown all too used to when I talk to other people).
Do you belong to a book club? What do you love/hate about it? Have you started one and have tips for those looking to start? Or do you know of a great resource those looking for a club could use? Chime in!