Monday, February 16, 2009

Book Club

I don't remember in High School reading a book because I wanted to. In college I read because I had to, it was required for a class. While I was working in Iraq I read because I wanted to. I had the free time and I wanted to learn more about the culture and the people that surrounded me. So when I returned to the states I considered me to be a reader.....compared to what I was in High School. I think that I was mistaken.

Some of the girls at work, some of their friends and I have decided to try a book club. Four of us met initially to discuss what book we would start with. Of course we met somewhere that we could have a drink and some food. We don't do many things with out one or both of those. The four of us decided upon Kabul Beauty School. It is similar to the types of books I had been reading so I was excited about it. I actually read the whole thing and I liked it.

From there we found out that the library had duplicate copies of the same book for book clubs.....who knew! We were really excited that we might not have to purchase every book that we chose. We chose a book that I honestly can't remember the name of.....I think it is Light in August?????? That should give you some indication of how much I like this book. It is difficult to read. We were supposed to have read half of the book by tonight. That didn't happen.

Although I read the entire first book, during the discussion I did not feel as if I had anything intelligent to add to the conversation. I felt the same tonight but it might have been true because I didn't read as much as I should have.

I do hope that I feel more comfortable and confident during our future discussins but if not I know that I am going to have a fabulous drink or two and amazing food with great friends. Stay tuned for more updates on the book club!

By the way Carrie, I missed you tonight!