Our first meeting took place at Mary Ann's in Chelsea, land of amazing margaritas and lava rock bowls of guacamole. We were equally and overtly excited for the occasion. Though all avid readers on our own, the opportunity to come together and discuss a book? Well, it seems like the perfect recipe of sharing thoughts and giving us any excuse to hang out.
The book we chose for our premiere month, after many minutes of voting and griping, is Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Set in the Great Depression, the novel tells the story of a man who loses his family in a car wreck and must find himself on a journey with a traveling circus. We agreed that it was appropriate in our current economic status, and look forward to regrouping to discuss differences and similarities, among other things.
I am excited to have a monthly activity such as book club. While there is never a shortage of spontaneous things to do in this great city, I am a woman of tradition, and am ready to start a few routines of my own.