Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Monthly Escape

One of my favorite things to do is read books. I tend to choose books that fall under the chick lit style. They always seem to end on a positive note which is a big part of there appeal to me.

Anyway, about three years ago I picked up a book called The Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvick. This book was about 5 women in the 1960 to present day who all lived on the same street and decided to start a Book club. The book used these women's book club meetings as a way to tell you about their lives and how through all of their ups and downs the women in their club were always there for each other.

After I finished this book I started thinking about how nice it would be to have a book club. So I decided to talk to a couple of my friends and see what they thought. Jenn was immediately on board but Shanna took a little convincing. From there Jenn asked a few of her friends at work, Becca and Heather if they would like to try this and I asked my friend Tiff. So there it was our book club began.

Since it was my idea I choose the first book, which of course was the one that inspired me, and I held the first meeting. We set some basic ground rules like No men, no children over 1, and of course you had to have something to eat.

So here we are almost 3 years later with one more member Kasha. Through these last three years I have learned so much from the books chosen and from the ladies themselves. They have really helped me to grow and expand myself and I want to thank them for that. I would also like to thank them for giving me a place to escape to each month whether it be in the book or at there house for our meetings.

So Ladies here's to you!

This month is Jenn's month and the book she choose is Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich. The main reason for her choice was because it's short. Currently Jenn is pregnant with her second child and this baby does not like the smell of ink. I know not good for someone in a book club. This was my first Janet Evanovich book and I really enjoyed it. If you are someone who likes chick lit then how could you not like this book. You have a little mystery, a bit of comedy, and allot of romance as well as watching the main character become a strong women and finally start to make her own decisions about her life. The only thing I didn't like was that it was not long enough. I read this book in one evening with multiple interruptions from my kids. Overall I would recommend reading this book to anyone out there in the mood for something upbeat.

Good pick Jenn!

1 comment:

Tiffany McCallen said...

I'm very excited that you're all coming to my house! I miss seeing you girls regularly... still haven't picked a book yet. I've got to think more about that.