3.21.2013

do you like to read?

a while ago... i joined a book club... a few friends and myself head to dinner once a month... we take turns selecting a book... it's fun to catch up with one another... and we talk about the book that we just read...

our list so far...

the help
hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet
fireproof
a tree grows in brooklyn
the memory keepers daughter
the hunger games
the forgotten garden
queen of the big time
secret daughter
gone girl

if i'm being honest... i never thought that i would join a book club ... i hardly ever read after high school... magazines and things like that, yes... but i was never much of a head to the library or bookstore and grab the latest best seller kinda girl...

once i got married and had the girls i  rediscovered how much i really enjoyed reading... a little time to myself... a temporary escape from reality... it's kind of nice to get lost in the pages... 

i'm still not good about going to the library... if i do go, i takes me FOREVER to return a book... and there's a library... with a drive through drop box right around the corner from me... so silly, i know... but i'll actually have the book in the car with me... drive right past the library... and continue to tote it around for weeks past it's due date... it's a little flaw of mine :/

on the other hand... barnes and noble is one of my favorite places... if i have some down time it's one of my first stops {along with target, and joann's}

i felt bad because i never did finish the book for this month and we met last sunday... i talked about the parts from the 77 pages that i did read... the book was in the shadow of the banyan... i like what i've read so far and would eventually love to finish it...

the choice for next month is
big stone gap by adriana trigiani...
and i'll be starting it today... i'm determined to finish this one by our next get together... and that will be here before i know it...

do you like to read? if so... any recommendations?

have a happy day~
angie

4 comments:

Amy Nordgren-Ditz said...

If it makes you feel better i still have the book you have me at the end of last summer!! It's still sitting on my chest in the bedroom ..... I keep saying I'm going to read it!! If I only wasn't so tired when I go to bed - lol

oopsiemaizie said...

lol... i don't even remember which book i gave to you... i usually end up falling asleep when i try to read at night, too...

GardenofDaisies said...

I do love to read! I think you will enjoy Big Stone Gap, it's a good story, with some quirky characters. Our book club has really turned in to more of a dinner club, because the girls don't always finish the books. Whatever happens, it is our opportunity to get together and chat. And that is a good thing.

oopsiemaizie said...

so far i am really liking big stone gap... i agree... it's always good to get together with good friends! thanks so much for stopping by!