Whatever You Do, Don't Call It a Book Club

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| , , |

Thursday, January 3, 2013


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of giving the review
at my mom's literary guild meeting.
{Differences between a literary guild and a book club:
constitution, president, gavel; it's official.}

I've gone a few times before, and really enjoyed it. 
It's a no-commitment kind of deal. 
Someone else reviews a book that they've read 
and you can decided if it's worth your time
to read or not. 

I was the youngest person in attendance by about 40 years. 
That's the way I like it; I feel like I have an old soul. 
The big scuttlebutt at this meeting was the pros and cons 
of notifying members of upcoming meetings via email.
Most of the members are retired school teachers 
and apparently many of them delete their email inbox 
without even reading the messages.
{I could not even understand this because I check my email every hour on the hour.}
It was a pretty heated argument and at a few 
points the president almost lost control of the conversation. 

I reviewed "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
{You can read a few of my favorite quotes from the book here.}
It's one of my favorite books 
that follows the rise and fall of Earnest Hemingway's first 
marriage to Hadley Richardson. 
If you haven't read it, I suggest getting a copy right away. 
It will make a perfect Christmas break read or gift for 
your travel-loving friends.

Are any of you in book clubs? Thoughts?

-Jess

*p.s. If you haven't checked out our travel page, you're missing out on all of the highlights from our wanderings through Europe. More detailed posts for each city to come soon!
*p.p.s. If you aren't following us on GFC or Twitter...you should remedy that asap. You wouldn't want to  miss out on a single witty post. 

3 comments:

The Weir House said...

Awwww thats so precious that you were the youngest by 40 years!!! I love your old soul comment.

Mary De Bastos said...

I've had that on my to be read pile forever! I'm so going to read it now. I just think it sounds amazing!

Love the whole idea that not everyone has to read the book. Makes it different and reading when you have to never was any fun anyway. I've always wanted to be part of a book club {literary guild sounds better!} but I never seem to live near reader friends. Maybe I'll make it happen this year.

Katie Hubly said...

This is the second time I'e heard the this book is a good read...hmmm, I may have to pick up a copy soon!