Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Club and My nookColor

Friday night I had book club. Really we are just a bunch of ladies who get together, eat dinner and drink a little wine. Some of us actually read the books. I am included in the "some." In fact, I am the one who is known as "the one who reads the books." I find this awfully funny since I wasn't a reader until I was over 30. I seem to be a late bloomer in a lot of ways. I am sure my teachers would think it is funny that I am the one who is known as the one who always reads the books. My nook has made it even more convenient for me to read the books we choose as well as many more in between our meetings. In fact, I am reading books that I never would have read because of my nook and the Barnes and Noble Free Friday giveaways which gives me the opportunity to download a free nook book every Friday. Of course it is a book of their choosing, but it's free right? A few weeks ago, I actually downloaded Thirteen Envelopes by Maureen Johnson which I didn't realize was adolescent lit until I started reading it. It was actually pretty cute and was a fun read. It was probably a pretty good move on Barnes & Noble's part too because now I want to read the sequel.

Thank goodness, my book club's been choosing books that I can actually download although I have had to pay for them. I am still having issues as many are with the cost of e-books. One would think it would be less expensive to download a book than to to buy a paper copy, but it is awfully convenient and I like that. You can't use coupons either which is a bummer. I guess I should see if the books are on my local library system for download so I can save money.

On Friday we discussed our most recent book, The Necklace, Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis. It was a good read for a book club because it is a book that you need to discuss. I don't know that I would have read it on my own. It was a story about some women in California who went together and bought a very expensive diamond necklace. It was really about women who come together, social dynamics, sharing, and philanthropy. I don't know that I would recommend it just to read, but I would recommend it to a group of women to read and discuss.

Next month, we are reading The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski What I love about my nook is that I was able to come home and download the next book immediately so you know what I will be reading this week.

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