Friday, March 13, 2009
Book clubs are great! I'm part of a small group of 7 very diverse women, ages ranging from early 40s to mid 50s, who get together every 4-6 weeks to discuss the title we have selected. A lot of people aren't sure what you do at a book club... I've had friends say "So what do you do, just sit around and talk about the book?" (Several of my librarian friends can't even figure out how to find the time to read the book so they are in awe of this current social trend.) Yes, we do sit around and discuss a book - the latest being Loving Frank - a fictional account of the affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mameh Borthwick Cheney. We do use some "book club" questions usually included at the back of the book, but what I like even more are the tangents that follow. Get 7 women together and start talking about the ethical issues of a woman leaving her family in the 1920s to take up with her lover in Germany!! A couple bottles of great wine, terrific food, and stimulating conversation makes for a very enjoyable evening! Next book selection is Faulkner's As I Lay Dying - stay tuned!