Friday, December 7, 2007
We read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
It is a great book. I'm not finished, but that's okay. Only one of the women had finished it. The women were awesome! I was excited to be there, and probably talked too much, like normal.
I had planned on stopping by Specs to grab a bottle of wine, then swing by Borders to get In the Line of Fire: a Memoir by Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan.
Because Three Cups of Tea is about a man who builds schools in Pakistan, and In the Line of Fire is an autobiography of the President of Pakistan I thought it would be perfect to bring to the book club for the Christmas book exchange.
Well apparently Specs has a wine tasting every Tuesday and it took me twenty minutes just to navigate the parking lot and eventually leave the parking lot... I never even went inside. Then I drove over to Borders, where again I drove around the parking lot for close to ten minutes before parking illegally and running inside. They didn't have In the Line of Fire (I didn't have time to get my copy from the house). So I was stressed about all the traffic, running late, and not getting the book I wanted.
So what did I do? I bought Sphere by Michael Crichton instead (one of my all time favorite sci fi books) and bought a six pack of beer at the gas station. Perfect. I was so happy I was whistling.
I had such a great time. I could tell these women have known each other for years. They were funny and smart and we talked more about our favorite reality shows than the book, but that's perfectly fine. It was nice to meet someone as attached as I am to Kid Nation.
Next month we will be discussing Love in the Time of Chloera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I hope to finish it all by that time, but if not it's okay. Ah... no stress... no worries... I could do this for a long time!