Tonight was book club. A group of us ladies get together about monthly or so to discuss a book, work, life and just enjoy each other’s company. I don’t get out often enough but when I do, I have a great time. It’s a group full of friendly, intelligent, fun women.
This month’s read was The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is told from a dog’s perspective. It lead me to leaving movies on for Maizey when she is home alone and my explaining the details of where I’m going, where she is going, for how long and other details of what’s happening each day. Yes, I’m turning more and more into that dog person.
Appropriately so, we had book club at a bar that allows dogs (yes, our book club sometimes meets at bars). Maizey came along after a day of daycare, so she was pretty tuckered out. Everyone said she was so cute and so sweet. I instantly liked everyone more. 😉
Maizey cracked everyone up with her antics, including resting her head on my shoulder and climbing up on the table behind us and just sitting there. Watching us. Cocking her head during the conversation. I wish the lighting were better in these pictures. It was hilarious. Oh Puppa.
As usual, she avoided looking at the camera. She hates Apple products. I’m not kidding. She turns her head from the iPhone when I’m taking pictures and smacks my MacBook Air with her paw. Apparently she’s a PC.
The book we read before Racing in the Rain was On the Divinity of Second Chances. This is a story about a family with interesting trials, and solutions. A young woman building a mud house. A 14-year-old boy accidentally killing someone. A trouble marriage saved without words. Tap dancing healing hearts and souls. A fire saving a life.
It was hard to get into at first, but once I figured out the characters (each chapter is told by a different character), I really enjoyed it. Plus, it was a book with some really great quotes. Insightful, inspiring quotes. I like that.
Next on our reading list is Village of Sycamore….which I just downloaded as the very first book on my new Kindle! I borrowed my friend’s Kindle for the past month (thanks Liz!) and I got hooked.
When Amazon released their new line of Kindles earlier this month, I cashed in some credit card points to get one. I’m a total book person. I love books. Real, paper and ink books. I was strongly opposed to Kindles for the longest time. Then I tried it. And I love it. I find I read a lot more with it because it’s so convenient and easy to tote around. And it saves trees. Or something like that.
What are you reading right now? Are you in a book club? To Kindle or not to Kindle?