Monday, October 15, 2007

Book Club Delinquent

Tonight I am hosting my book club. That means I am cooking dinner and feeding approximately 7 people. We meet once a month or so, as do most book clubs. Have I finished reading the book? No. We're reading "Away" by Amy Bloom. I am about 50 pages into it. It's not a long book. For some reason, however, I have been UNABLE to pour myself into it. I have exactly 11 hours left. But in that 11 hours I have -- dare I admit it? -- other things to do. While I'm on the topic, I also belong to another book club with my 15 year old daughter. We read a book a month for that one too. This month we are reading "Towelhead" by somebody whose name escapes me at the moment. According to another mom, it's "sexy wexy." Now that I will probably be able to finish.


Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Sexy wexy huh. Well, who could resist...?


And regarding "Away" -- well, just make that part of your 'commentary' on the book... "it just doesn't grab the reader -- take me, for instance. I couldn't even finish it."

It's not your fault, see? It's the author's.


I applaud you for even being in a book club. It is wonderful to be able to read a book and hear all the differing opinions and takes on it.

Cathy said...

lol @ helen's comment! hee hee

what does happen if you don't finish it? is there any matron-like figure in the group who gives you a stern look?

tootsiegrace said...

How great to belong to a book club, and another one with your daughter. But how stressful to have to read a book that just doesn't grab your attention! I would love to join a book club!