Monday, January 9, 2012

Trees Grow...

I've joined a book club. Ok, that'a lie! I plan to attend a book club meeting soon. To tell you the truth, most members probably have no idea I'm planning on showing up. I've always wanted to read one of their selections and 'tag' along so to speak, but I always had an excuse or two. I've got plenty of excuses; I'll never run dry. It's my aqua spring! Why am I even thinking of showing up? The book for one. They are reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", a book I have always wondered about and wanted to read. I'm about a 100 pages in so far and like it a lot. I'm also reading Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". I'm intrigued by both the females Francie and Salander in the novels. Sheeesh! Salander and that wintery, Swedish landscape kept me up the night after I saw the movie. Riveting to me. I don't think I'll get the two gals confused though. The book club? It meets the end of the month. Oh, did I tell you there are about 10 women in it... no guys. Did I leave that tidbit out? Mea culpa!

20 comments:

  1. ces arbres sont beaux saupoudr├ęs de neige.

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  2. I miss seeing evergreens dusted with snow. Thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to re-read 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' - first read it 50 years ago.

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  3. C'mon, buddy, get reading - the end of the month will be here before you know it! You cannot join up with those ten women unless you've read the entire book! You'll enjoy "A Tree . . ." and wonder why it's taken you so long to getting around to read it. Most definitely a classic - I enjoyed it just as much recently as I did about 40 years ago!! (I'd suggest passing it on to Elenka when you're done, if she hasn't read it). By the way, did you know that you need to bring a snack to share at the meeting???

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  4. Wait a minute. Sheeeesh! No one said anything about bringing snacks. I'll need a good excuse for this one.

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  5. 10 women!!! Sure it's not a 'look' club?
    Nevertheless, at our age, go for it!
    ;-)

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  6. You're not getting out of bringing a snack!! No way, no how! Hmmm . . . remember your recent after-school gathering? I do believe that there were about 10 women at that, too! The first guy (other than you!) didn't show up until about an hour after the soiree began! Strategic planning?

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  7. Sounds like all kinds of fun!

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  8. I do the same thing. I want to join a camera club and get their newletters but as of a year or so have not attended one meeting....always have an excuse. Same goes with some photography classes I would like to take at the local community center at dirt cheap prices, I'll find an excuse. I say go for it, listen to me talk, and show me how to avoid the excuses.

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  9. Have fun with the book club! I love your frosty picture today. The trees look sugar-coated.

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  10. Wait, and Elenka is not one of the 10 women? My guess is that you're going to shake up that meeting.

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  11. Ya SC, you 'know me' to well... I plan to do just that.

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  12. I really liked "A Tree;" must pick it up again. On the other hand, Larsson's not much of a writer, though I know some X million people would disagree with me.

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  13. I figured the Book Club would be all women!!!!!! You will love it --and they will give you LOTS of attention I'm sure... My friend's hubby goes to exercise class with her.... They are all women and love having him there. He does get alot of attention.. SO---be ready!!!!!
    Betsy

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  14. Maybe you oughta get a Nook, slide into a comfy chair, and read your book. Methinks that book club could get you into mega mea culpa!

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  15. I wanted to join a book club, but the books they choose are never available in the library. :(

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  16. PS: Your photo today is beautiful!

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  17. i always very much opposed against bookclubs. but i recently joined one and enjoy it very much!
    however, i cannot understand the fascination with those stieg larsson books. i made it until number 2. she is some highly evolved superwoman and he only drinks coffee and makes sandwiches... why does everyone like it so much?!
    :)

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  18. Book clubs are great. I love this photo too.

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  19. I went to a book club meeting one time. I was one of two guys, and let's just say that the other guy is not on my Christmas card list. It was terrible. One older woman talked interminably, but rarely about the book. A younger woman disliked the book because it was not about her. Another woman tried to change the location for the next meeting even though it had been held at the coffee shop for about three years and it was her first meeting. I never went back.

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