Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bonded by Books

A group of my girlfriends and I recently came together with the brilliant idea to start a book club. Appropriately named "Cover Girls," this is not your mama's once a month coffee and gabbing with the PTA ladies kind of book club. Yes, there will be gabbing, but we're trading coffee for cocktails and PTA for NYC.
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.



  1. My girlfriends and I have started a bookclub too! We've been trading books and recommending books for the past few years and finally decided to read just one book together before we all part ways. We are in the middle of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Glad to see that social media hasn't completely wiped out our generation's love and appreciation of reading. And also glad to know I don't have to hide my inner geekiness in the big city and that reading can still flourish as a social outlet!

  2. Love it! Sounds so fun. Enjoy :)


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