The other night I finished reading The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, which is the July read for my book club. Yes, I am one of those nerds. I'd been searching for a reading group to join (my local library told me there was a waiting list of 10+ people for theirs. Mercy, what are they reading in there?) when a friend started one up right under my nose :)
So, my reading group aspirations are simple: I'm not expecting to like all the selections, it's not the point - I want to be exposed to books and authors that aren't on my radar and to be challenged by ideas and issues I don't normally think about. Oh, and a great cup of coffee (vino anyone?) when we meet to discuss the book.
Now, there are 18 members in our group and with our licorice-all-sorts personalities I can't help but wonder if something like this could happen one day?
Cartoon by Gary Howland for the New York Times