Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Book Club and Baby Greens

A couple of months ago I started a book club. It's something I've wanted to do for a L-O-N-G time, since my days at The Bookstore. I've always been a big reader, and I rely heavily upon recommendations. In my Bookstore days, recommendations were shot at me day in and day out, making me wish everyone would just. stop. writing. for. awhile. So I could catch up. Now a days, it's very easy to get into a reading slump. I still read quite a bit, but I sorely missed the being around others who were excited about books.

Book Club consists of about 12 women, all of us moms, but ranging in age from late 20's to early 50's. We meet one Friday a month and talk book. There is also food involved, and wine, and iced tea, since more than half of us are pregnant or breastfeeding. I've taken on the leadership role, since I brought the group together, but the group is slowly developing its own identity. Maybe one of these days we'll even hork up a name, besides Book Club.

Anyway, I'm telling you this because we are reading "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith" by Anne Lamott this month. I'm reading this book the way I eat chocolate ice cream- I want to gobble it up, then slowly lick the spoon while the flavors register on my tongue, then dive in for more bites. I want to put it away, and give myself time to digest it, but as soon as I get the cover on the carton and the scoop washed, I'm back for more, already missing the sweet and bitter chocolate buzz. It's DE-LISH-OUS. I'm even underlining stuff, it's that good.

This book is full of one-liners, and I promise to give you a taste in the future. Until then, here's a glimpse of the baby here in the Green household:


Mommy Brain said...

She is adorable! I love book clubs too because they introduce you to books you might not otherwise read. Although, the last one I was in died out after someone picked an Ernest Hemingway book...

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