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Feed your mind in a book club

The Help, by Kathryn StockettToday is an especially exasperating day.  The 3-year old and 2-year old have been fighting constantly, and I am done with it!  I cannot wait for naptime so I can dive into our church book club’s latest pick, The Help, by Kathyrn Stockett.  Set in 1962 in Mississippi, it is the story of how the paths of three women cross when they come together for a “clandestine project that will put them all at risk” as they suffocate within the lines that define their town and their times.

Are you in a book club now?  What have you read recently?  I highly suggest joining a book club.  First, it prompts you to read things other than kids’ books!  I have expanded my bookshelf and read books I would not have otherwise.  Secondly, it takes your enjoyment of a book to the next level when you can discuss it with other women and hear their opinions and personal stories.  Thirdly, it gets you out of the house!

Don’t know of a book club in your town, church or school?  Start one!  Or check out Oprah’s Book Club.  I hate to be cliche but she really does do the best job at creating a dynamic reading community online.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Books | , | Leave a comment