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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Follow-up on Book Club

Before reading this post may I suggest you read a previous post. It's not that long - only 2 paragraphs - and it sets the stage for this post.

So, I made it to book club. Unfortunately I didn't finish the book* but I was prepared with some info about the author and I even did some research on the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. I went 15 minutes early (I know, very impressive!) and met one of the ladies in book club in the lobby. She asked if I read the book and I admitted to not quite finishing. She said it had been a while since she read it so she hoped she would remember enough to present it well. Freeze that frame! She's presenting? Oh, what great relief. I can't even express how good I felt. I really thought my mind was not to be trusted. While I still think that, I feel like I'd been pardoned to attend to the normal routines of life for a while longer.

*This month's selection was Bel Canto. A book I am thoroughly enjoying, but haven't had enough time to read. School starts tomorrow and I had to move classrooms today! And you may remember that my house is torn apart and our washer and dryer are being stored in the carport. I really must get in some time at the laundromat. On that note let me share a quote from the priest in Bel Canto:
"In fate there was reward, in turning over one's heart to God there was a magnificence that lay beyond description. At the moment one is sure that all is lost, look at what is gained."

14 comments:

Heather (errantdreams) said...

Hehe... grats! Glad you didn't have to present!

Joy said...

What a relief that must have been! So she was the one that recommended it in the first place, not you?

Candleman said...

I knew you weren't losing it!

I love that quote! Lost and found. Such a great discovery!

Me said...

What a sigh of relief was expelled!! :)

Framed said...

neen@easilink.comYou're welcome to use my washer and dryer. That's a beautiful quote.

Nyssaneala said...

I thought I would wander over here to ask you about Susan Vreeland, you mentioned her on my blog. I plan on reading one of her books soon, any in particular that you would recommend?

Alyson said...

Glad you didn't have to present the book. I hope your first day of school went well.

Lotus Reads said...

She said it had been a while since she read it so she hoped she would remember enough to present it well.

lol, a great ending to a wonderful story! Glad you were able to enjoy the meeting after all, booklogged!

iliana said...

Whew, you escaped presenting to the book club :)

Carrie K said...

Okay, that was just hilarious. Sounds like something I'd do lately. I can imagine you were relieved! AND! you made it to the Book Club. Go you!

Booklogged said...

Heather, I actually don't mind presenting, it's the forgetting that was hard on me. *{:D

Joy, it was actually a 3rd person who presented.

Candleman, what a treat to get a comment from you. You always say the nicest things.

Me, you heard that sigh?

Framed, thanks for the offer. We can use daughters through the back gate, too. It's just getting up the gumption.

Nyssaneala, I hope you get the response to your question. I left it on the same post. I'm still dying of envy, but hope you have so much fun.

Alyson, thanks for your wish for a good first day. It do go well, but today, day two, was the pits.

Booklogged said...

Lotus, that's quite the sentence. Did I really write that?!

Iliana, whew - I haven't lost ALL my brain cells.

Carrie, making it was a good thing. Thanks for the pat on the back.

Robin said...

Oh, moving classrooms right before school starts. I know how miserable that is! I hope your first week of school went well!

Emily said...

Just wanted to let you know that you were randomly chosen to win three books out of my library! Just leave me a comment on the three books you would like!

Congratulations!!!