My friend's and I have decided to start a book club. Well, more of a book club/get together and have champagne cocktails on Sunday afternoons. I sat in on my roommate's book club this weekend because she was hosting, and I'd read the book already (The Reader). It was surprisingly more fun than I had imagined. Being an English minor, I had bad memories of "Socratic seminars" where everyone thing you said (or didn't said) determined your grade. I was never quite comfortable knowing my grade was being based on how profound of a statement I made about a book I was forced to read.
So our book club will be a little more lighthearted. Since it was my idea, my friends thought I should chose the book. After much deliberation I decided on Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. I heard about this author because a few of her novels started as NaNoWriMo novels (write a 50,000 word novel in a month). I think that's amazing and am interested in reading this book which has been called "an enchanting escapist fairytale."