November Book Club - The Girls



I've been a member of a book club for a couple of years now and we have a fun group of ladies. I really enjoy the evenings out. We talk about everything, from work, to kids, to spouses. Sometimes we even talk about the book!

I like reading, I used to read all the time bk (before knitting). I remember a time when I would spend all day on the couch reading. Day after day spent reading. Now I'm lucky if I finish the book in 3 weeks. I've become a lazy reader. Rarely do I slog through a book hoping it will get better. If it doesn't grab me I just put it down. I wonder how many good stories I've missed out on because of this?

I've found that I have a real love/hate relationship with the books in our book club. Some picks are really great. Some are books that I would never have looked at on my own and I'm glad I got to read them. But some! Some are terrible. I've found that many of the books I don't like, are loved by many of the ladies (makes for some great conversation!). Very few get a universal thumbs down.

Unfortunately this month's book, The Girls, was not a gem for me. I had a hard time getting through it. In fact I didn't. And it doesn't help that I have an all consuming knitting hobby. I'm easily distracted. With the holidays right around the corner, and the temperature dipping, I'd almost rather be knitting.

If I were being truly honest with you, I'd admit that I would almost always rather be knitting!

So what have you been reading?

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  1. I read a lot of sci-fi, fantasy fiction, which sometimes translates into a lot of "young adult" novels. I just recently finished all the Vampire Academy series books and am waiting for the last to be published.

    But around the holidays I always go back to my favorites and read them again each year - Pride and Prejudice, and Robin McKinnley books (Hero & the Crown, The Blue Sword). Almost like clockwork I'm reading them on Christmas vacation!

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  2. I have a book weight that I made from a scrap of long fabric and some unpopped popcorn kernels, and this way I can knit stockinette while reading! I read The Girls, it is not one of my favourites either.

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