Okay, first I've got to say the schedule worked out well yesterday! I got my 1000 words, I went to the park with the kids and I even got a little bit of yard work and cleaning done! That said, it seems like my schedules almost always work for a day or two and the I lapse back into disorganization. So the real test will be whether or not it's still working next week.
Four years ago my friends and I decided to start a book club. Most of us are moms and we don't get out much so we thought a book club would give us a good excuse to leave the kids with our husbands one evening a month and get together.
I love book club. We meet every month (mostly) and discuss our book (for a few minutes) and then we chat about LIFE. Some of the books get more detailed discussions and some don't even get read, but all of them provide us with the opportunity to meet.
Last night we had book club. We discussed The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Some of the girls loved it and some hated it, but we all agreed that the symbolism was fascinating. For book club we read a variety of books from classics and memoirs to women's fiction and young adult.
Some of my favorites have been:
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
Life of Pi- Yann Martel
The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
Bridge to Terabithia- Katherine Paterson
Return of the Native- Thomas Hardy
We are always looking for a great book or at least a book that's fun to discuss. Do you have any suggestions for great book club reads?