I miss talking to adults! That's why I was so excited a couple months ago when one of my friends invited me to join her book club. She said, "We only talk about the book a little then it's all wine and good times." This was starting to sound even better! I had not had a girls night out in over a year.
The first three books we read were The Hunger Games trilogy (haven't read it yet? I definitely recommend it! Quick read the first one before the movie comes out this Friday) I borrowed these books from my friend. You see, I kinda forgot to mention something important... I am kinda cheap.. errr, frugal. I just can't justify buying a book I'm going to read once. I love reading. I read tons of books ... that I borrow for FREE from our local library.
So anyway, this past month, the book was The Night Circus. I was not that excited about reading it. It has mixed reviews. I am not going to say anything bad about it because well... I did not actually read it but if you're interested here's the link to goodreads. I couldn't ask my friend to borrow another book ... she might catch on to my cheapness (yay, I think I still got this under control... being cheap without people noticing). I checked the library, 100 people in queue waiting for this book before me. I went to Target; turns out it's only available in hardback... $20 for 1 book... I couldn't do it! So I did what any 'normal' person would do ... FAKED IT.
First, I read a bunch of the reviews on Goodreads, Amazon and a couple of blogs. I looked up the main characters, a couple of main scenes and crossed my fingers. You see we only talk about the book for about 10 minutes so I felt pretty confident.
So last Friday night I went to Book Club, I knew the test was on when someone suggested that we all say which circus tent we would like to visit and why. I did amazing, even bringing up the boat made of books floating on ink that no one else remembered to mention. I think I was pretty convincing. When it came time to suggest a book for next month, someone said maybe we should alternate classic with contemporary and I jumped right aboard for that! I shouldn't have any problems this month with Jane Eyre, our library has 10 copies, phew!
What's the weirdest thing you have done lately to 'fit in'?
Note to self: Perfect reminder of why I should NOT tell real life friends about this blog.