"Book Club"

Tonight was the inaugural meeting of the new "book club" I'm in- I put quotes around it because we talked about the book for about 15 minutes of the 3ish hours we met, and it's only the first meeting (I can't let myself get too attached to the book component of our happy hours yet). The club was created a month or so ago when my two friends and I were out for drinks. Friend A and I figured out we had both bought the same book, Room by Emma Donoghue, and decided that we'd read it at the same time. Reluctant Friend B was then forced to get a copy too (I'm 99.9% sure his hesitancy is just an act). And voila- a book club was born.

Tonight we met to discuss the book and have some food and drinks. The text was by no means a tough read, but it was still engaging and creative (I'll review it at the end of the month). We each seemed to like it as a whole, although there were some individual issues with parts here or there. Bottom line- it was just so nice to talk to intelligent people about a decent book again. Sure, it was only fifteen minutes, but we managed to get through what we needed to. I'm excited for the next one.

Oh, and there were Long Island Iced Teas. And a chocolate chip calzone with ice cream. Books, booze, and baked goods- I can end the work week happy.


  1. Sounds great!! I also read Room! I should have been there.

  2. I haven't read Room, but I've heard a lot about it. I'll have to get my hands on a copy soon!

  3. How fun!! Food, drinks, and books? Sounds like the perfect book club!

  4. I wish I could be in your bookclub! Sounds fun!