We’ve had three book clubs so far and each have had a handful of people show. Every time the conversation is interesting, thought-provoking, and hilarious. We talk about the books, eat a few treats, and maybe get off track a little. And each time after it’s over I think “Man, that was a great meeting.”
Our last book club brought some wonderful women. I told them of the pressure I feel about picking out the book each time. My best friend, who I affectionately call Bestie, tried to gather suggestions to help alleviate some of the stress from book picking. But here we are, weeks after the last book club, and no book picked yet.
Then one of my favorite customers walked in the door the other day. She is a prime example of a hoot. She glows with greatness and you can just feel her presence in the room. She was also at the last book club and I smiled every time she talked. There’s really something magical about her.
She asked me what the next book was going to be and I’m sure she noticed my shoulders slump when she did. We started talking about how our love of books started and I explained my real love for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. Instead of the usual sneer many adults give, her smile broaden and she told me about her appreciation for it, too. We started talking titles and the importance of them. Then she mentioned a book she always wanted to read. On that spot, I told her it would be our book club book. I didn’t need to look at it, read reviews, check the library for it. It was just going to be our book.
So here it is. We will be reading The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz and Steve Adams.
Our book club meeting time will be Sunday, December 8th from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Food and drinks will be complimentary. I know there will be great conversation so please be prepared to discuss.
I hope you enjoy reading this book. I’m so excited I feel like that first day I cracked open that Young Adult book and read the opening line. There’s greatness in Children’s Literature and I love when people have a chance to experience it with adult eyes. Hope to see you there.