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I went tonight and I'm really glad I did. Only two other women showed up, but they were there last time and I like them. They didn't judge me for not finishing or liking the book, though they both liked it. One woman, Deb, really did, because she's a retired nurse, and she loved all the detailed medical stuff.

While I only read half the book, I really loved the characters of Hema and Ghosh, but the rest of it was too grisly, too boring, or too political. I just couldn't connect or care, so.

Anyway, the discussion was fun, and I'm glad I'd read spoilers and at least half the book so I wasn't just sitting there slack-jawed. One of the women really reminds me of my sister-in-law, Sarah, who also is part of like three book clubs, and it was in talking to her that I was really motivated to find some book clubs again! We talked about other books, games for the Kindle, and movies. They're really nice. And in a way, the small size of the group makes it kind of nicer, more personal.

We were discussing the next book, and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand was up vs. my suggestion of The Hunger Games. And while Last Stand sounds sweet, it sounds like another intensely literary slow-moving selection and I just wanted something more readable for the summer. And happily they were both really interested in reading The Hunger Games, so--that's what we're reading. Woo! I also hope that the other dormant members will be invigorated by Hunger Games, since it's so ...topical? trendy? right now.

Tomorrow: The Help.

Date: 2011-06-14 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rolypolypony.livejournal.com
Yay for Hunger Games being next up!

(also, I got through like 10 pages of Cutting for Stone before throwing it across the room. )

Date: 2011-06-14 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verbicide.livejournal.com
I'm so glad it wasn't just me. I found it really hard to get into and boring!!

Date: 2011-06-14 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verbicide.livejournal.com
I don't understand why so many people loved it!

Date: 2011-06-14 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lietya.livejournal.com
Good for you for lobbying for the Hunger Games! I hope you have a wonderful time discussing it.

Date: 2011-06-14 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verbicide.livejournal.com
I am so excited about it!! :D

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