our book club reads happy books!

Engaging Company

So I was watching the Oscars the other night, and a clip featuring the late Nora Ephron caught my attention.  Nora commented, “I think the hardest thing about writing is writing.” Who am I to argue with Nora Ephron? It made me realize that my procrastination last month had nothing to do with lack of time, and everything to do with lack of motivation and ideas. So I took it as a verbal kick in the pants to “just do it.” Of course it still took be another two days to sit down and write, but at least it has been less than a week since book club – much better than last month.

For our February book club we decided to get back to our “happy” roots and, in honor of Valentine’s Day, read a romantic comedy, “The Sleeping Beauty Proposal”, by Sarah Strohmeyer. I thought it was a great choice. It was a quick, happy, funny read and I think everyone enjoyed it. We all agreed that the perks of being engaged were kind of unfair – why do only brides and pregnant women get to register? Although I have been seeing a commercial for registering for a Dodge Dart. Sign me up – now I only have to convince those near and dear to me to finance my next car! Not very likely! If you want to try your luck, here’s the link:


We also enjoyed some delicious refreshments, thanks to our first time hostess, Debbie. In honor of the setting of the novel she went with a “Boston” theme for the food, which included Boston Creme cupcakes and a bean dip which I forget the name of, so I will just call “Boston Baked Bean Dip Deliciousness”. Yummy – thanks Debbie!

Try to keep the good feelings going as you read next month’s selection, “Gone Girl”. While it is a very dark book, I found a lot of it very funny, in the tradition of “War of the Roses”. (Am I convincing you this book belongs in our happy book club? I’m trying!!).

If you need a break from Nick and Amy, go out and register for something – remember to take your brand new engagement ring with you!

What a Rock! Does this mean we're all engaged to you , Pat?

What a Rock! Does this mean we’re all engaged to you , Pat?

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No Defense

 Yikes! Its been two and a half weeks since our book club meeting and I’m just getting around to writing my post – sorry guys!

Defending Jacob - US hardcover (published 1.31.12)

Our book was “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. This was a bit of a departure for us (ok it was a big departure!) because it did not conform to our “happy” standards. But we found that it was a good book for discussion – it presented many moral dilemmas and we all enjoyed telling what part of the book we found most creepy!

Janet hosted and we had a great time. She served us  delicious refreshments, and happily, none of them required a sharp knife!

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