My serious book club–as opposed to our Good Time Book Club and my we only read books that make us glad to be alive Book Club is currently reading Barack Obama’s A Promised Land. You’d think we’d love it. We’re all Obama fans, the book has five full stars at Amazon from over 100K readers but… nope. Only two women, enviable overachievers both of them, have managed to finish this 753 page book. It’s just too long or too detail oriented or the sentences are too hard to follow or too something. […]
For my last book club meeting, we all read biographies – any biography. While I had enjoyed some biographies in the past (I loved David McCullough’s biography of John Adams), I don’t really gravitate toward them; usually if I am reading one it is because someone else chose it for book club. I hemmed and hawed over my choice until I spotted a book that caught my eye: The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure. It’s more of a memoir than a biography, but to me it was close enough to be on topic. Better yet, it was of high interest to me because it was essentially someone else talking about her reading life.
That was, in fact, the main draw for me. Almost as much as I like to read, I like to talk about reading, […]