So I had a doctor’s appointment today. Normally I’d be racing in at the last minute, making excuses for being late, but today I purposely got there early just so I could sneak in some uninterrupted reading time. Instead of being aggravated that I had to wait so long, I was kinda disappointed when they finally called my name.
My book club has 2 selections this month. It didn’t start out that way! First we selected 1000 White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, by Jim Fergus, but after a little revolt by a few of our members who intensely disliked it, I made the poor decision to choose a 2nd title.
Why was this a poor decision? Well, because I hadn’t actually talked to everyone in the group (there are 12 of us), only those who responded to my email within a couple of days, and as it turns out, there were 2 people who had read the book and really enjoyed it. So I didn’t handle the situation very well! Based on this review at The Written Word I probably should have given it more of a chance.
The 2nd book we chose was Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
I thought because the theme was similar (civilized person starts new life in the wilderness) that it could be a good choice. However these 2 books are nothing alike. Not sure yet how I feel about this book. I loved Into Thin Air by Krakauer, but Wild reads more like an in depth magazine article than a novel. I will reserve judgement until I finish it.
I’ll tell you more about my book club in a future post. If you’re in a book club I would love to hear what you’re reading this month.