June 28, 2007

I Never Thought I'd Do This..... :)))

I never thought I'd do this... but, yesterday while I was at the library picking up a couple of 'fluff' books (by Barabara Delinsky) and a couple of movies (Good Will Hunting & Yanks), the question popped into my mind.... "I wonder if they are doing a book club over the summer?" (You know the ones I mean.... where everyone reads the same book and then gets together to discuss it.) When I got to the checkout counter, lo and behold right there beside me was the information for July.....

"Brown Bag Book Group!" Wednesday, July 18 NOON.
Bring your bagged lunch along with your comments & imporessions of "In Her Shoes" by Jennifer Weiner. The library will provide dessert & beverage. Book are available now.

Hmmmm, what's a girl to do? I inquired about how the book group is run and if there were any more books available! She very nicely gave me the book, the list of books for the rest of the year.... and even the discussion questions for July! I told her that I probably would be on vacation during this meeting but still wanted to challange myself to do the questions anyways!
We had a nice visit and I took my 3 books & 2 movies and headed for home!!

I find myself laughing at myself!! It's funny, the pre-conceived image of 'the kind of person' who gets involved in book groups that I've pictured are not 'me'.... until now!! :))) I'm looking forward to the challange and to meeting other people in the community! Well, I will definately miss the July date, but I"ll pick up the next book "The Secret Life Of Lobsters" by Trevor Corson, for the August meeting!


mad4books said...

Oooh...FUN! Good luck with that Weiner book...I read about fifty pages of one once, I think.

It was a bunch of momnmies who met in a Lamaze class or something. I think one of the group found out her husband was cheating, and the group of girlfriends rallied round. (Um...either not my cup of tea or just not the right book at the right time.)

The lobster book, otoh, is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! I've heard rave reviews...

So many changes in your life...the driving job, a graduation, a book club, a pony in the What's next?


Melanie said...

To be honest... it hasn't grabbed me yet! But, I am going to plod along for a little while....

I did ask about the age span and the librarian said it spans quite a few years... some 'older' ladies and some younger ones! LOL I guess we'll have to see if it is my 'cup of tea'... (She did tell me one of the ladies was a WW2 survivor.)

It will be different that is for sure!! LOL :) Ya, lots of changes... Did I ever mention that I don't like change?!

Good thing God is in FULL control!!

WHAT'S NEXT?!?!? LOL My equilibrium is still sloshing back & forth and I'm working on gaining balance!! LOL :))

mad4books said...

Hey, when is your book group? July 19th isn't a Wednesday, is it? You might want to call...

Hoping the Weiner book was good,