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Friday, September 17, 2010

Book club saga

I'm sort of determined to join a book club, as a validation of my adult self, my non-mommy self.  This summer, I signed up for the Meet Up one that my friend Michelle recommended, but then I had to miss it due to Jamine's visit in July and then Yaniv's in August (in September, the book club met the day school started and I wanted to be home with the kids that night). 

In the meantime, I tried the one that meets at the library.  They read great books, but the group wasn't really my cup of tea.  They don't really talk about the book in a very deep way, and the group is too big - almost 20 people came to the session I attended.  But I have to give them another try - I borrowed The Help from another group member, so I have to attend that session (in November).  It's good to try again - first impressions aren't always accurate. 

I can actually make the Meet Up group in October, and they're reading Water for Elephants, which I've wanted to read for awhile, and even more so, now that the movie is due out this spring.  Plus it turns out that it's the 2010 CNY Reads selection.  And the library system has 70 copies, so it wasn't hard to get one (bonus - it lead to my first visit to the main branch of the county library system, which is just blocks from my office).  However, I delayed starting the book because I've been quite enthralled by Fire, the sort of prequel to Graceling, by Kristen Cashore. 

I finally started the book club book (even though I haven't finished Fire) and I'm liking it a lot.  Luckily, it's a fast read, because I barely have 2 weeks to read it.  That's pushing it - I don't read very fast and I don't have much time to read.

It's impossible not to picture Rob Pattinson and Reese WItherspoon in the parts as I'm reading.  I'm even more interested in the movie now, to see what they did with this unusual story.



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