Monday, September 19, 2005

Success!

After nearly a year and a half, we have done it. We have finally hit upon the right combination of people for our book club. With the six that showed up yesterday, we finally had enough for a good conversation with differing points of view. There were no awkward pauses and the conversation remained solidly focused on the book (The Devil in the White City) for nearly an hour. Hurray! I have always enjoyed the little bc that I founded, even when there was just the three of us that showed up every time, but I am thrilled that we have expanded in this direction. I feel like I deserve a pat on the back.

So, one of the bc’s new ideas, which I thoroughly approved of, was to map out more than just the next book we are reading. Now we have the next four, which are:

Broken for You, Stephanie Kallos
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard
A History of Love, Nicole Krauss

They all look good. I was very happy that a few members besides yours truly had some suggestions this time!

On the crocheting front, I have spent the day searching for a scarf pattern for my hubby. He really likes the Lion gray-and-purple one that I am making for myself, except he wants one with narrower stripes. I know I could just modify this pattern, but that sounds a little boring to me. So I have presented him with this option, this one, and this one, too. Surprisingly, I think the Harry Potter one is winning, despite the fact that the blocks are actually bigger than the blocks in mine! We’ll see what we finally decide on....

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