I am in / have been in a number of bookclubs over the past couple of months. Currently, I am in two: The Book Club for the Non- Nerdy (ok maybe nerdy) AND my work book club. Since it really can't be a good idea for me to talk about work here, let's focus on the books selected by the non-nerds.
We have had a select few already:
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The Three Coffins, by John Dickson Carr
Tender at the Bone, by Ruth Reichl
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpha Lahiri
Today's discussion was regarding Lahiri's book, and team - I LOVED it. And not just for the company, which was fabulous. Everyone contributed something: there were spring rolls, and curry, and kabobs, and NAAN, and chicken tiki masala, and me. I baked. Per the usj: ginger molasses cookies.
I enjoyed the book itself, and I wasn't really expecting to, true literature not really being my bag. I had forgotten how much I liked the short story format - I found myself going through the book rather quickly. The stories are very human, and very full of what I deem to be the stuff of life - love, family, dealing with tragedy and dishonesty, growing up and growing old.
...well I suppose that was nerdy after all. Nerdy, and full of the sweetness.