Mid-life Without the Crisis

It really isn't the destination, but the journey. May be cliche, but it's true.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book of the Month

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford"

I didn't read Alice in Wonderland or Anne of Green Gables or Little Women when I was young. I was too busy reading about Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, Nero Wolfe and Perry Mason. Yes, I'm a mystery fan from way back. Oh, sure, I ventured into other genres on occasion, but mysteries were always my main source of reading enjoyment.

Then one day when my daughter was in high school, she suggested I read a book she had recently read and loved called The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I read it and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Then I started reading other books she and her friends were reading: The Kite Runner, The Life of Pi, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Blindness.

Now I enjoy lots of different genres and some of my favorite books are those not starring an arm chair detective who stumbles upon a corpse. I even joined several book clubs, both online and in the "real" world, to discuss these exciting new finds. However, most of these book clubs have devolved into gossip sessions because the members didn't read the book.

So I thought it might be fun to do a book club here! I'll pick a book the first of the month to read and at the end of the month, we'll discuss it. Even if I'm the only one who reads it and I just write a blog about it, that will be fine with me, because at least I'll get to have my say about the book.

Be sure to stop by on July 1st to find out what the selection will be. In the meantime, go try something you wouldn't normally read.

1 comment:

avidreader1974 said...

Fantastic idea. You know I'll read the book