Monday, March 19, 2012

Book Club Woes

I am blessed to be a part of an amazing book club.  We meet once a month and I am thrilled they let me join.  Most of them are retired.  All have children.  Some have grandchildren.  Sometimes, I'm the oddball of the group (single and no children and a few years younger).  However, we are all avid readers and that's the connection.

Tonight brought some drama though.  Let me give you a little backstory.

I like to have the right answers.  That's why the eye doctor stresses me out.  That's why Beth Moore Bible studies sometimes stress me out...I can't come up with what she might be looking for.  Can you say I am way too paranoid about the right answer?  And as a teacher, I try and break students of always having the right answer.  Oh, the irony!

Back to book club.

We have read all of the books that we arranged six months ago.  What do we read next? Well, since we all had forgotten the written list they were on, we decided to go potluck.  Everyone would read a book and then share about it next time.

No problem.

Um, I think I need someone to tell me what book to read...Anyone have some great ideas???  I know it kind of defeats the purpose...but they won't know!!!  (Well, some of them are slicing...)


Wendi Richert said...

"That's why the eye doctor stresses me out." Bah! I nearly fell over when I read that. Me, tooooooo! And Beth Moore Bible studies??? Me, tooooooo! Yes, the irony indeed. Have you read Room by Emma Donoghue? Or Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet? Those were a couple of the novels I've recently read that I loved and didn't want to finish. Oh, and The Art of Racing in the Rain - LOVED that one, and it was an easy quick read.

Ruth Ayres said...

WONDER. You've gotta read it. I'll even loan you my copy. You could maybe even read it with your class.

And, BTW, I'm glad you defined what makes you the "oddball" in book club. I had some other ideas in mind. Mawahahahahaha (that's my evil laugh).

Probably see you on Wednesday (I'll be at your school.)


Tam said...

I didn't know we let you join, Cathy. You just blended in nicely. You lighten/brighten our elderly ways. Easy read Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. Phoebe sells vintage clothing and encounters many intersting customers including Mrs. Bell who has an interesting war time connection to a child's blue coat. Although Ruth's idea sounds good, too.

Jessica said...

I read your slice then had to get to the comments to steal the suggestions. Thanks! I'm always looking for a good book!