Displaced Stay At Home Californian in rural N. Carolina

The Many Faces of Joy

The Many Faces of Joy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Club

I am not sure if the holidays have sapped my writing prowess or if being far from family has shrunk my Joyous writing spirit but something has stopped the creative juices from flowing completely.  I still have that list of back up stuff to blog about but I don't feel like dragging out the list and dusting it off and trying to write something that means nothing.

In the meantime I will write about what is going on right now.  We have switched to Satelite service to provide our internet.  We had no other choice until more people move into our new neighborhood and we can band together and demand DSL or cable internet.  In the meantime I am not always happy with where I have to stand in the house to get my tablet and my phone to work and my bathroom is a dead zone completely.

And then we found out that with 4 adults in the house over Thanksgiving we used up all our month's allotment of bandwidth which left me with 2 weeks of no browsing or streaming or anything.  So I was forced to read.  And then I emailed 10 or 12 ladies and suggested we start a book club and they agreed that we should!  And here are the 3 books I have read in the last 2 weeks in preparation for the launch party of my new book club:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.  If you haven't read anything by this person you are missing out.  His books are catalogued in the Young Adult section of your library but his writing is why I read, his books are magical.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Just saying her name is lyrical to me.  She can write a book!   And every page of her 477 page novel was a learning experience.

The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.  A story that blends several together about a young intern and the President of the United States.  Not my style at all and I didn't learn anything new so I just skipped from one racy part to another.

And the books waiting for me to read are:

The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld and Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding.

I'm so excited for the book club, we meet in January and hopefully it will grow and grow and we will read fabulous books and expand our minds and our libraries.

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