I did it! Finally! I have joined a book club!!!!
But not just ANY book club.
This was THE book club to join in San Francisco, apparently.
One that I have known about since moving here, oooohhh, about 7 months ago.
But could I join back then? Noooooooo. Oh, no no no.
Why, you may ask?
This book club, of about TWENTY-FIVE gals, has been around since the beginning of time, basically. Since before book clubs were even a thing, some would say.
Hoops had to be jumped through.
Patience had to be had.
And well, in my case, pouting and constant reminding that I wanted to be in it occurred as well.
It must have paid off, because last month, one of the "founders" of this book club, aka Serena, told me the good news: I was in! My dues had been paid! I could join, once and for all!
My initial thought: It's about damn time!
My second thought: Whoo hoo!
Anyway, I'm pretty dang excited because well, besides the fact that I love to read, I've been looking for something to "join" that can get me out of the house, help me meet new people, and have some fun!
So. Last night was the first sesh of the year. We met at Serena's place, who volunteered to host for the month. The deal is, host cooks, everyone else brings a bottle of wine. Win Win.
First book assignment: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban
Let me tell you something about this book. At first, I wasn't necessarily thrilled to read it and I would say the first 40% of the book was a little slow to get through. BUT - I'm really glad I finished it. Partly because it'd be embarrassing if I didn't finish my FIRST book club read, but mostly because this book was so very eye-opening in a way I didn't think it would be. Before this, I have to admit I was a little ignorant when it came to knowing details about life in the Middle East, specifically Pakistan. I highly encourage you to read this, or even just watch interviews of Malala. She is this 16 year old rockstar, basically and I'm so impressed with the words that come out of her mouth and the maturity in which she carries herself. It's awesome.
Anyway. Back to the book club.
The first, oh, maybe 45 minutes, were dedicated to actually talking about the book, which was great.
Then the next 3+ HOURS were spent drinking, laughing, watching hilarious YouTube videos on the big screen, and talking about things that drunk girls like to talk about including, but not limited to, vaginas, sex, and dildo gift exchanges.
Can you see why this book club is so special?
Who knew Pakistan and dildos would be talked about in the same night?
What'd I tell you? 2014 is starting off to be a great year. ;)
Bring on the next book!