On Wednesday of this week, we had our first official book club for Hillcreek. Karen and I (Carrie) were sooo excited to have it happen. Neither one of us had ever been in a book club, but had always wanted to be, as we are both avid readers. We had such a lovely group of women show up, 17 in total, including Karen, myself and our wonderful coordinator, Tina. We have a wide range of ages, professions, stages in life and reading genres. This large range of view points will make for some truly interesting conversation and I look forward to seeing what we have to say about all the books we read!
The book that was chosen for this month’s read is called The Knitting Circle by Anne Hood. I have only read a few pages, but am already able to tell that I am gonna need a box of tissues….I’m a little reluctant to delve further in because I’m not much on the crying stuff, but I will get into this weekend. I think I’m gonna like this Alice character. I’m sure that I picture her totally wrong in my head, but I see her as a really tall, soft and a little round in the belly black woman with chocolate-honey eyes and a warm smile. If I could, I would want to curl up on her lap like I did with my Grandma as a little girl. This book is drastically different from what I usually read, which is supernatural/fantasy stuff, so I’m looking forward to the change of pace and knowing that nothing incredibly weird is going to happen. Now, I’m sure that there will be things that will make me gasp right out loud and use multiple expletives…..:)
Here’s some pictures of our fun evening.