Monday, March 21, 2011

A New Crowd

Today I ventured out and did something new. I joined a book club. I read a book. I talked with other readers. However, the make-up of the group is what I love! I work with most of them and a few of them have retired, so it was great to catch up and remember what it used to be like to have them around more often.

The night was filled with fun, food, and laughter! We talked about the books. We talked about the characters. We talked about our lives (and they talked about their memories of the books mentioned in the book - I'm a little too young to know some of the references - which kind of makes me feel good).

New books were brought up. New authors were talked about. New dates were set.

The evening ended as it had began. Talking, laughing, conversing, being. It was two and a half hours of joy. It makes me excited to push myself as a reader and venture into books that I might have never picked for myself.

I truly am thankful that they welcomed me with open arms and let me into their crowd tonight.


Leah said...

This sounds like fun! Book clubs open up so much conversation. Your post reminds me of how important it is to have these types of opportunities for students.

teacherdance said...

What a lovely evening you described. All the good parts of a group-food, laughter & books! Next time, tell the book title; I'd love to know it!

Sprice said...

You fit very well into the "new crowd". It is true that the book club is very good for students as well. I know it is very helpful for my students to talk about their books. It seems I never have enough time to do this. I need to make more time. Thanks for joining us! Enjoyed your input and laughter! Thanks for sharing on both sides, here and there! Happy slicing! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have found a book club. It seems that so many of them become "closed" to new members. I'm going to have to start one of my own now that I've moved.

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