Thursday, February 16, 2012
I joined my first Book Club last month. Me and about 40 women. Ok, I'm exaggerating a hair. There were eight in attendance besides myself. There are about 15 or so others on the email list, but I'm sure most couldn't get through the 500 pages or so. We read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. All readers enjoyed the book immensely, and we shared good talk and lots of laughter. I was told we were to all bring a snack to share. I had planned to blow off this part of the assignment, but at the last minute I felt guilty and decided to make my scrumptious pumpkin cookies, loaded with white chocolate chips and walnuts. I'm glad I did. Now, I've never been confused with Einstein(except a bit visually) when it comes to doing math problems, but... as I perused around the table at the number of faces and back to the middle where the food was placed, something didn't 'add up'. Lots of faces, few snacks. Hummmmm. Interesting! Now, if this was a room of men reading and snacking, I'd have to experience the 'loaves and fishes' miracle to eliminate the the munchies, but a room of women and books? Oh well, the next read is Jamie Ford's The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. What do you think of it? Should I read?