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Monday, December 15, 2008

book groups and book marks

So....I did end up going to my bookclub meeting last Thursday. It's a great food club. We had a great supper and dessert. And there was much talk and laughter....about everything BUT the book.
There are a lot of nice women, but I have noticed that it's us, older ones who want a bit more discussion and not so much social time.
I do enjoy it tho and it's our own fault ....we're quiet. We don't speak up.
We'll keep going tho, because we really like the group, but it's kind of like a "Supper Club" to us. And it's fun, don't get me wrong, we just have to be in the supper club mode (and we usually are ) and then if anyone talks about the book we've all been reading, that will be a bonus.

Now on this upcoming Wednesday, I have two other book groups.
The first is a noon-time group. It's the oldest club in Winnemucca (that's the name of our town).
There are a group of us in our mid 40's to mid 50's, who are fairly new to the club. We are the youngest. One of the older members has stopped coming because (and I quote) "the younger ones are taking over".
Some of us "younger ones" are grandparents. LOL.
Anyway, it's a nice little luncheon and there is a book report.
It's a nice noon-time meeting. I'm sure in days of old, the ladies wore gloves and hats.

On Wednesday evening, it is the Totally Lit (erature) bookclub.
We ALWAYS discuss the book. And food is not a major part of our book group. We usually have a dessert or cheese and crackers.
Except for this time.... we are having a Congealed salad party.

It all began, because...well, long story, but we don't say congealed in the west. We'll say Jell-o salad. And then it got to be a joke, and well, we decided to hold a congealed salad party. I'll let you know how it goes.
And also write a longer post. I'm just trying to pass the time right now, until the snow plows get out and I can go to work.
I would much rather curl up with a book on this snowy December Monday morning. But then I don't get paid, and if I don't get paid, I won't have money to buy the book to curl up with. (sigh) it's a never ending circle.

I will leave you with my new little bookmark.... a gift from my friend Ruth.


Bogsider said...

Great post about book clubs. I have never joined a face to face club, but online ones. One of the online ones have been going since 2002 and we have met twice face to face (once in New Orleans and once in Las Vegas). We did discuss books a little bit, but also so many other things :-)

Jeanette said...

I recently started going to a book club. We do discuss the book but they just ask the questions at the back of the book which are usually pretty lame in my opinion. I was all prepared with comments and things to discuss but they just wanted to read the questions from the publisher. Oh well, at least they discuss the book.

Jo-Jo said...

I was also home Monday waiting for the snowplow! I am a member of only one book club. We meet once a month and take a break during the summer. We always discuss the book, usually using the publishers questions as a guideline, but not limited to those. Our group has grown a little over the last couple of years and I think we all have learned to give in a little bit to keep each other happy. So that is when I decided to start my blog! I can do my extra reading-the books my club doesn't want to read-and share it there.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd like to join a book club, but I haven't found one that reads the stuff I do.

Kailana said...

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