Last Saturday saw us at Aviano, where Joel got to see latte art, and more attendees hadn’t read the book than had. Shanda showed up as usual with typed notes, ready to discuss the book. Having finished the book before the previous week’s BBC, Ant gave a weak attempt at continued discussion. As is often the case, we were again confronted with the question of “should I finish this?” by members who weren’t quite current on the reading. Consensus? Well, it depends how invested you already are in the book. And if you care that the entire ending was given away in this week’s meeting. No one gave it a hearty recommendation.
We did come to the realization that we’re reading a lot of debut novels, and briefly (as in maybe 3 sentences total) talked about how wishy-washy we might be feeling about some of these books.
Onward and upward!
We begin The Thirteenth Tale (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780743298025&itm=1 ) (only available in hardback — whose recommendation was this again?!) this week, and it was suggested that since it’s about 400 pages, we read 100 each week.
Either that, or this could be a “bye” week, to give us all a chance to acquire a copy, and we could start TTT on December 9. We’re meeting this week at The House of Commons (save room for some of their yummy scones) at 10:30 http://www.houseofcommonstea.com/
To assist you with future planning, the December 16 BBC will be meeting at Kelly’s house (details to come), and there may be some sort of holiday theme.