Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Ironclad Book Club


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?

Well.

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!

xoxo


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12 comments:

  1. Books and dildos sounds like my kinda book club. LOL

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  2. Haha I didn't know book clubs could be that fun! One that I know was a group of 50+ years old women talking about... Book, their family, and nothing else.

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  3. The book club sounds awesome! I wonder if there are any book clubs in my area, I'll definitely have to check into that. I've heard great things about I Am Malala, I will have to put it on my list of to-reads!

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  4. That, in my mind, is exactly what a book club should be! Haha, I feel like congratulations are in order for finally getting to attend, and also, it's just awesome to be able to explore new kinds of literature you might not necessarily pick up on your own.

    Cheers!
    Kate

    Artsy Abroad // http://artsyabroad.blogspot.com

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  5. Humm sounds like a book i have to check out. I never joined a book club but if its like the one your in then i am in!

    Liliana @ lilixoana.com

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  6. I just purchased that book today for an online "book club" I am going to take part in this year. I have to say, it doesn't really seem exciting to me. I hope I get through that first 40% quickly!

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  7. LOVE that you joined a book club! I ALMOST did last month (I'm new to LA and was invited to one) but the date got switched at the last minute and I couldn't make it! DOH! "I am Malala" looks very intriguing but I have to admit, I'd read it only if it were a club read...but now you make it more intriguing!

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  8. Book clubs always seem like a blast - considering I'm going to college for writing, one would think I'd have joined one by now. All good things in time...

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  9. HAHAH i love it! I am so glad you were able to find something to join in :)

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  10. This makes me what to join a book club!

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  11. This book club sounds AMAZING! One of my goals (maybe for 2015! ha!) will be to start or join a book club. I've seen this book all over Goodreads as one of the best books of 2013 so I really need to pick it up myself! Glad you had a fun night that was book related!! :)

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  12. I'm jealous of your selection. I love to read non-fiction, and every book club I've tried to join likes fluff fiction that I am just not that into. Have fun! I'll live vicariously through your book club fun.

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