Friday, July 11, 2008

I love my bookclub

I hosted book club at my house last night. I thought, afterward, how much I love my book club. I know many people roll their eyes at "book clubs" but at this one - if only this one - we discuss the book, compare it to current and past social and political happenings and relate it to our lives, jobs and families. We disagree with each other on meanings of symbols, author's intents and personal beliefs but still carpool home together congenially. Oh, and I hear people using words that I haven't heard since 9th grade english. (Third-person omniscient comes to mind.)

It is invigorating, enjoyable and often-times hilarious.

So, for those who poo-poo book clubs, I dare say, you haven't visited ours!

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This past month we read "Ella Minnow Pea" which was recommended to me by Mindy. It was a short read but brought up a lot of discussion about politics, the power of institutions, personal convictions, religion, and of course the alphabet.

7 comments:

jamerlou said...

Great for you!! I've never been a part of a book club, but I probably should so that I'd pick up a book more often. Sounds great!

Anne Bennion said...

I totally agree with you. Book clubs are great, and I'm addicted to them. I am currently a part of 3 book clubs. I haven't heard of the book you talked about but will put it on my to read list and get to it!

Maria said...

I think it's awesome that you have a fun book club. You've been doing it for quite a while now, haven't you? I seem to remember a book you read a year or more ago about the phases of the moon...

Crystal said...

Our bookclub is pretty darn great. Sorry I skipped out on you....

Leshy said...

ya i know what you mean about having my whole life ahead of me. it's crazy like sometimes i get scared. but i may have found a good job i just gotta go in tomoro im kinda excited.

Laura and Connel said...

That is so cool. I am reading that book you gave me called "The Poisonwood Bible" pretty interesting so far. My friend Katie has a Book Club Blog, which has lots of suggestions for books to read. She lent me 3 or books to read so I am going to be a readin fool. But, it's fun to get feedback and suggestions for new books!

Curtis&Mindy said...

yes, but did you like it?