I have long desired to join a club, but given my previous corporate career I never committed to one. I was concerned my sporadic travel schedule would mean I would miss more meetings than I could attend.
A month ago I was invited to visit a club that has been together for eight years. Members have come and gone, but there is a core of original members still in attendence.
These women are funny, intelligent and active in our community. They have made me feel very welcome.
The club alternates meeting at member's homes. Everyone brings what they would like to drink, a tasty dish to share and suggestions for the next book.
Apricots Topped with Blue Cheese, Pistachios and Honey was my contribution to the evening repast. These were very tasty. They passed The Husband's taste test and the ladies also liked them.
The book for discussion was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. If you have not read it, I highly recommend it. The club's conversation about the book was good, but what was better was the conversation about whether we personally are racist and the state of race relations in our city.
The club is taking the summer off and will reconvene in September. A few books on our reading list during the break are:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Have you read any of these books? If yes, would you recommend them?
I have been searching out avenues to meet new people and this book club is a perfect fit. How about you? Are you a member of a book club? How do you meet new people?