Books, Daily Life

Ladies who like to….

This is about ladies who like to lunch and who also like to read 🙂

For years when I was working I often thought about joining a book club – being able to meet others and chat about what you were reading appealed to me. Then as I grew older and actually had the time to spare I had reservations about getting together with others I may not know, having to source particular books (some of which I may not like the sound of) and then be expected to read a certain amount in a month and give an opinion that amounted to more than ‘I liked/didn’t like it’.

A bit like an older friend who was envious of her friends who could lunch together, because through circumstances she had to work till retirement and couldn’t go with them.  Come the big day for her and she realised that moment had passed because due to ‘health issues’ there were restrictions on what they could eat. ‘ Fat Sugar Salt Carbohydrates ‘ – the menu had to be ok’d so they could all find a dish that worked for them.

What I really wanted was a casual group who met socially in the day time and talked about what they (each individual) had read, could be by putting forward just be a basic comment or going into more detail, it didn’t matter as long as it wasn’t too highbrow.  That way I could read my own choice during the month (knowing I would need some pointers to talk about) rather than be stuck with a book I  did not like yet ‘had to read ‘.

They say all things come to those who wait and out of the blue my idea of what I wanted in my book club actually materialised 🙂

 I know a  group of ladies who like to lunch – and who also like to read – and months ago at our monthly gathering someone (not me) made the ‘casual morning tea book club, reading your own book’ suggestion.  Oh Joy I thought –  Then of course we went away for the winter!

They went ahead and met each month while I was away so my first time was this morning.  Talk about being a bit apprehensive about discussing my book.  Maestro by Peter Golding – about a boy (growing up in Darwin during the 1960’s) and his piano teacher.  No one had heard of it let alone read it lol. The other lovely ladies told us how they felt about their book/s and it was how I imagined it would be.  Coffee Cakes Books Fun Friendship Laughter 🙂

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Can’t wait for next month – just have to find something good to read 🙂

18 thoughts on “Ladies who like to….”

  1. The formal agenda of book clubs must put a lot of people off. For some people, although they would be interested, it would just be too terrifying to expose themselves to others who they don’t know and who they might feel are intellectually superior to themselves. The club you joined sounds great.

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    1. Call me insecure but those are reasons I balk at doing some things lol. A long time ago an acquantance to me she was asked about her educational standard on the joining form for a book club!

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  2. Sounds like fun. I am an avid reader also but due to my sister still struggling with brain cancer I am up at the hospital with her about six to seven hours a day. Some days she can communicate and others she is in pain. I get some reading in while there but miss time with my friends also but most of them come up also. It is very stressful for my sister and our family. Mom is 99 and prays all the time so that is why I don’t have the time to answer all your interesting news on your blog. Enjoy each day.

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  3. I love the graphic you included and agree with you about going to a Book Club. Reminds me of being in tutorials at college and just hoping, hoping, hoping the tutor wouldn’t ask me anything! You’ve given me a book to check out. Thanks.

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    1. The graphic turned up when I was asking Mr G about book clubs – it was so spot on in some of the looks and feel of how we spent the morning I just had to use.
      BTW I think I have finally found the blog you are writing on at the moment – not the travel one. Will pop in for a better look over the weekend
      Take care
      Cathy

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      1. 🙂 I have 3 blogs because I just couldn’t see how the same people would be interested in the 3 diverse subjects. I hope there’s something to interest you.

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    1. I always thought it was just me being insecure in some ways then without knowing my thoughts on this, one my friends suddenly mentioned this same idea and we all said ‘yes’

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  4. That sounds like my kind of book club. I never joined a book club for all the reasons you’ve just stated, especially the highbrow literature aspect. Nothing at all highbrow about me!

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