SOLS:2012.19 Favorite Night

Book Club Night is one of my favorite days of each month. Tonight as I walked in the door at 10:15 pm my husband asks, “What does a group of women do at a Book Club for four hours?”

It is a night with the girls, good eats, and book talk! Who could ask for more? Our group is a quirky bunch of teachers and retired teachers. We would gladly welcome other readers of different professions but haven’t had any luck so far.

We warm up the conversation by checking in on each other’s lives and sometimes just how our day went. Plates filled with food comes next. “Mmm…what is in this? Could I have the recipe?” More warm up conversation follows. Then Julie always has a lead line to direct the conversation to the book. She wasn’t assigned this “job” but has just taken on that role. Laughter as we realize that she is subtly directing us to the purpose of our meeting…discuss a book. We do not use a set of questions although we have before. We discuss the lives of the characters in the story. We might talk about the author’s writing. We mention other books we are reading. Sometimes we get off topic but there is always  the best part. The story read always leads to stories of our lives and that is what matters.

I haven't ordered this yet but am thinking about it.

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5 Responses to SOLS:2012.19 Favorite Night

  1. elsie says:

    Get a group of women together with food and a book and he’s lucky you’re back in four hours. This sounds like a wonderful group.

  2. Colette says:

    As one of the book club members, what can I say!! It’s always a great time!

    I also get to read and experience different kinds of books, that I would not have chosen to read otherwise!

  3. Tam says:

    Amen, Deb. It was a relaxing night. Hope your day tomorrow is bright.

  4. OK, two questions…one- I’m dying to know what you guys are reading and two- Can I come next time? Just kidding about that last one- but it does sound like a blast. You are very blessed to have such a community of “book friends”!!

    • Deb says:

      We would love to have you! We just finished Silence of the Trees. We usually pick reads for six months. This selection was a change from another book. Since all of us forgot to bring our book list…imagine that…we decided to read a book of our choice and share next time. I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully we’ll bring our lists next time so we can select the next six months. : )

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