Monday, April 2, 2012
An Oregon Book Club... the Chick Lits!
Our book club meets tomorrow night and I've been reading like crazy! Being in a book club like ours makes you wanna read. I am not sure for me if it's a competition or what but being that we each read what we want instead of the same book each month, I can pile through books like a mad woman. I think I like having the tallest stack of books on the table to share.
Our book club hasn't formally met for more than two months now because a few of us went to Southern Oregon in lieu of book club for our March meeting and eight of us met and had tea all for "the cause" also in March. Using vintage books I collect, I was able to help create a very sweet center piece for our table and knowing that all the money at this event went to help women in my community get the help and treatment they need to prevent breast cancer was very satisfying!
Before my trip to Germany a few weeks ago, I purchased a Kindle. I told myself that I would never be able to use one of those. I like holding a "real" book in my hands. I like the thick feel of the pages, the smell of the paper and seeing it sit on my desk or next to my bed waiting to be read. But, traveling light seemed more important this trip so I splurged and loaded several books up and totally loved it. I will still enjoy one of my many books now and then but I think I can get used to using the Kindle for the most part.
The books I will be sharing tomorrow are as follows and if any of you have read them, let me know and I can share that as well! My daughter and mom tell me what books they are reading too so I guess you could say we have some virtual book club Chick Lits.
You Know Your Way Home
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Face of Betrayal
Waking Hours (I'm reading this one right now!)
And... there's one more that I won't mention here because I'm not sure I should but it came highly recommended. I may be persuaded to share that title with only a few close friends.
Next to my bed are the two books that I grab whenever I need a dose of logic or a moment where I need to stretch my brain and let the nurse in me come out. The Disappearing Spoon and The Omnivore's Dilemma sit there taunting me at times because I can only read a few pages then I'm ready for something way more fun.
I do enjoy a little practicality now and then with some science and life lessons thrown in for good measure. But, it's so nice to get lost in a book and let it take you away to someplace distant, someplace you've never been before or someplace you'd love to go. Holding my book in my hand whether it's downloaded into my Kindle or a "real" book where I take in the scent of paper and see that the picture on the front can give the story away, reading to me is a sweet pleasure and certainly a necessity either way.
Chick Lits meets monthly except for the summer months. If you'd like to join us, please leave a message on this post!