I’ve always enjoyed reading but like many other mothers have very little time in which to settle down with a good book. Having finally got the children to sleep, had supper and shared a few words with my husband I usually collapse into bed, glance at last week’s Sunday papers and fall asleep with the light on. However, I feel that it is now time to return to reading – not Jilly Cooper style but a thought provoking, interesting read which will kick my ‘middle aged’ brain back into gear.
Having mentioned this to a few friends, it seemed that many of them felt the same. So last night, we kicked off with our first book club, accompanied by a quick stir fry and a few bottles of wine. We used this first meet as an opportunity to ‘plan’ our book club – how regularly should we meet, how do we choose the book and above all “no pressure.” In fact, I suggested that if we all struggle with the book why not just discuss the latest Hello magazine that month instead? Perhaps not.
By 10.30am, after a large supper and when our beds were beckoning we finally began our book chat and decided to kick off with ‘The Slap‘ by Christos Tsiolkas . I’m excited about reading it and eager to order my copy. After all we’ve only got one month before we all re-group. I’ve now just got to stay awake long enough to read it.
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