9/29/14

Chit Chat: Book Club


Chit Chat: Book Club A little over a month ago we (me, my sisters, and two of our best friends), decided to start a book club. We all love to read and to share what we have read with each other. We also feel that we don't get to hangout often enough. Because of this we thought a book club would be an excellent idea. We each are going to take turns hosting the meetings and choosing the books. It was decided that we would meet once a month and each month we would have a different book to read. Whoever is hosting for the month gets to decide the book and provides the food for the meeting.
Last Saturday we had our first book club meeting. I hosted and the book that we read beforehand was Wicked by Gregory Maguire. We met on Saturday and enjoyed some delicious food. Tracy helped me make a Cheesy Chilli Dip, Peanut Butter Mousse Cups, and Peanut Butter Cookie Bars. We ate and we had a great conversation about the book. We talked about what we thought about the book in general, about specific parts of the book, and about the characters. We discussed what we liked about the book, what we didn't like, what made sense, and what didn't make sense. Afterwards, we also had a great time talking about other things, catching up with each other, and making future plans.
As for the book have any of you read it? What were your thoughts? I have to admit that it was definitely not what I expected it to be. I found the book to be very confusing. Not that it was a difficult read or anything. It's just that so many things happened that we never fully find out about. Like what's up with the resistance? What happened while she was at the convent? I think there were interesting things happening in the book but a lot of them were never completed. I also found how some of the characters behaved to be very strange and some them acted in very illogical ways.
Are you in a book club? Have you ever thought about starting one?


25 comments:

  1. This sounds cool, never been to a book club before. Very interesting though :) Happy Monday dolls x

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  2. i haven't heard any positive reviews on that book fr my friends and fam who've read it. some just gave up!

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  3. I absolutely love the idea of having a book club with your friends - it sounds like so much fun, especially when you don't get to see each other too often :)

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  4. I've watched the show but never read it. Don't have as much time for recreational reading any more but it's a great idea


    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces

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  5. I thought the first chapters just dragged on and on...It's hard to follow. I think there's just too much going on. The play is much better.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  6. That sounds so fun! I have been thinking of starting a book club with some of my friends so that we have an excuse to get together once a month (or more) and have some wine and chat about things we want to, and to think outside of the box! I haven't read this book.

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  7. This seems very fun!
    But i'd definitely have no time for it... :(
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  8. A book club is a great idea, especially if you are like me and never know what to read. I loved Wicked - great book and such a fun musical!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  9. This must be so exciting to read!!!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  10. A book club is the cutest idea! Lovely way of getting together and enjoying time with family + friends! :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  11. such a nice idea, it'll be such fun, should maybe mention it to my mates! very nice blog m'dear, keep posting!

    http://andreaantoniou.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  12. I've never read this book but I am desperate to!
    Would love if you could check out my blog if you get a chance!
    www.emilyh.co
    x

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  13. I love book clubs! But I feel like my friends/family never stick to it. We'll meet up once or twice and then everybody's busy and they lose interest. Sigh. So I just have my book club of one. ;)

    Thanks for sharing about Wicked... it's no P&P! ;)

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  14. Book clubs sound really cool! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  15. I was pretty bummed out by that book. I LOVE the musical and thought the book would be more like it.

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  16. A book club is a lovely idea! I wish I was in one!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  17. I'm in a book club with a few of my friends and we take turns choosing the book and hosting too! It's always a good night when we meet :) I haven't read Wicked the book, but I loved the play when I saw it a few years ago!

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  18. I haven't read this!! I'm so happy you girls started a book club! Ours has been going on for about 6 months & it's so much fun! We just finished reading 'The Goldfinch' and the new book for this month is called 'The Circle!'

    Enjoy! It's so much fun & a nice excuse to get together with friends!!

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  19. A book club with family and friends sounds great! I'm not in one but discussing books with someone else is always a lot of fun. :)

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  20. I haven't read it.. have you seen the Musical? Is it similar in story or different?
    Have never been in a book club..

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