Thursday, February 14, 2008

Clubbing

Book clubbing, that is. I have joined a local book club. We had our first meeting on Tuesday evening. There were eight of us there. We met at The Hub, a local diner owned by one of the club members. It is a great group of women, most of whom live in my neighborhood:) I had cherry pie a la mode while discussing Funny in Farsi, January's light read. It was an extremely funny memoir about a woman who moved to the USA from Iran during elementary school in the late 70s. Good cultural insights here and there but mostly just great stories about a quirky immigrant family.

I am looking forward to next month's read, The Omnivore's Dilema.

The author says, if we are what we eat, then Americans are corn. (I would have guessed wheat or sugar or beef).
But until I pick that one up, I'm reading the one my dad sent me for Christmas. I want to finish it in the next couple days so I can lend it to my dad when I go to Arizona next week. He is a big fan of the author's blog, Evangelicals for Mitt.

5 comments:

Lauren said...

That is so cool that you joined a book club! How fun!
I learned in my fabrics class yesterday that Americans eat an insane amount of corn. High Fructose Corn Syrup is pretty much in everything (sadly)...people eat corn without even knowing it! Foolish.
Can't wait to see you next week!!

Nancy Face said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your book club! :)

The book your dad sent you looks really interesting!

Robert & Christy said...

Now that is something I should do. I'm always wanting to find a new good book...but you can imagine how rushed I am whenever we (me and my monsters) are in a bookstore.
I'll just live vicariously through you for a while, if you don't mind. :)

Skye said...

Our neighborhood does a bookclub. I don't even read the book half of the time but it's a nice chance to get out of the house and gossip and complain about your husband. Maybe I'm the only one who does that : )

sjmiller said...

I have been looking for new books and good ones at that since I have been able to read more lately.

I will have to check these out! Thanks for the recommendations!

Your book club sounds fun, wish I knew where to find one.