Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This Is Why I'm in Two Book Clubs

I'm too tired to write much tonight. My parents-in-law arrived today for a week long visit (to be followed by Paul's sister, her husband, and their adorable baby for a long weekend). Yay!

But we were up very late last night, preparing. And I still need to create a grocery list so that I can shop in the morning. So, just quickly, then:

One of my book clubs recently discussed A Thousand Splendid Suns at its annual mother/daughter meeting. Afterward, everyone decided that a lighter read was in order for the next selection.

I just got the email listing three choices from which to choose our light, frothy, frilly, fun, beachy novel:
1) high school shooting involving multiple deaths and injuries
2) woman discovers husband is having affair (also involves her involuntarily being committed to an institution and threat of losing custody of their child)
3) heartbreaking love story beginning with adultery and ending with multiple murder (including that of children) based on a true story.


Good thing my other book club is reading David Sedaris this month.


  1. Sedaris? That sounds grim.


  2. If the first one is nineteen minutes or whatever by jodi picoult, I recommend it. Not light and fluffy but a good read.

    Two Lines

  3. Sarahlynn, I had the exact same thought (but have yet to respond to the e-mail that was sent out) - "I'm sorry, where is the 'light' read in this?"

  4. Orange, I sure hope not!

    Tara, exactly right! But I'm leaning toward the Nancy Horan instead, since I've read Piccoult before (My Sister's Keeper - very good).

    Jessica, perhaps we have different definitions of "light!" Were you at the last meeting? (Clearly, I was not.)

  5. Yes, I went to the last meeting with Brenda (she had also read the book) as my "mom" - after participating in the discussion re: ATSS, I feel even more stumped at the choices presented.

  6. And we went with number 3, possibly the saddest of all (because it's a true story)!

    I am looking forward to seeing the new house, though.