About a week ago, I received this list at church.
Click to enlargeChristmas was just 4 days away, so I quickly put it aside thinking I would look it over more after the holidays. It's the book club list... all the books we will be reading and reviewing in 2009.
So imagine my surprise on Christmas morning when I opened up this tightly packed box containing 7 of these 12 books!Dennis had somehow found my list. He had gone to several stores all over Fresno and Clovis looking for these books. I was so touched that:
1. He thought of doing this (Such a Dennis thing to do. So THOUGHTFUL.)
2. That he made such a last minute effort to buy these books for me, and
3. That I now have most of these books ready to read when the time comes!
He was disappointed he could not find all 12 books, but I'm sure he still will. Right, Den?
I remember the first time I attended this book club earlier in the year.
The lady next to me turned and asked, "So what brings you here?"
Not sure what she meant by that, if anything. I was thinking that somehow she could tell that I did not read the month's selection. I had a really good time though, and after the book review we talked about many different interesting subjects. I think I was the last to leave that evening.
So I began attending monthly. Maybe I just have a difficult time with assigned reading. (I do love to read, however.) At church when we are reminded about the book club, it is often mentioned, "And you don't have to read the book to attend. Jill Shelley comes, and she doesn't always read it."
(As soon as I hear the part about "...and you don't have to read the book to attend..." I know my name is coming up next. Sure enough it does.)
Well this next year will be different....sort of. I have most the books now. I have decided I will read at least the first chapter. And whatever, I will always plan to attend the monthly book club. I guess I find the women there more fascinating to me than the books. Like I've always said, there is nothing more interesting than people.