Friday, September 30, 2011

Joined a Book Club.

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. :)


  1. You lookin' at me? I don't spend enough time reading and would love to have a reading pal, but I think I'll wait until after NaNoWriMo. I should have a little more time to read after that!

  2. My two new favorite author are Murakami and Fante. If you are interested in reading one of those let me know because I am trying to work my way through their libraries. Or maybe The Good Earth. I've heard quite a few good things about that one and it's been sitting on my "to read" shelf for quite a bit. Last night I ordered The China Study. Soooooo let me know if any of that sounds interesting.

  3. Hey, I don't mind being book pen pals, its such a wonderful idea! I have lots of books I like to read, and also lots of books I like to re-read and re-read again too!

  4. The Good Earth, lets do it. Who's it by? Juphelia, you in?

    Jen: December it is!

  5. Earlier this month, I re-read Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. I had initially read it as an assignment for senior year of high school. At the time I had found it thought-provoking and courageous, if in an abstract sort of way.

    I was in Eastern Europe this summer, making my way from Berlin to Warsaw, eventually arriving at Auschwitz. This reminded me to pick up Man's Search for Meaning again. Despite the events of the book taking place a world apart from where I am now, I found it rather personally relevant this time around.

    If you get a chance, do check it out...