I joined a book club. I'm nervous but excited. Last night I attended my first meeting. I was surprised that not everyone had read the book, but it was a welcoming and interesting group.
This month, we'll be reading Swapping Lives by Jane Green. It seems like an intresting story and it is certainly a deviation from my typical reading categories. I have until May to come up with my recommendation for a book. I'm hoping to garner some more information on what types of books the group likes to read. They say they read everything, but I'm not so sure how many of the books I like to read would go over (Atlas Shrugged, Ender's Game, A Briefer History of Time, and 1984 all come to mind). I'm leaning more towards something lighter and easier. Possibly (shudder) Malcom Gladwell or maybe Mary Roach. We'll have to see.
In the meantime, I was thinking how much I adore reading and have been having a hard time doing it. It's a factor of both time and having a hard time figuring out what the heck to read and just being borderline. So, anyone intersted in being book pen pals? Taking turns picking books to read together? I have lots of friends who love to read (Jen, Terrence, Alyssa, I'm looking at you!) Maybe I'll call it re-read. That will be sure to annoy Gavin. :)