Friday, December 12, 2008

Book Club

Last night, we had our book club meeting, and I have to say that this one was my favorite so far...even more so than the one I hosted.  I didn't realize I had so much to say about this book.  The more we talked about it and analyzed it, the more I realized how much I truly did enjoy it.   We read NIGHT JASMINE by Mary Lou Widmer.  At first, I wasn't going to read it because it was checked out of the library and cost $23 at Barnes&Noble.  But, then I learned why it was so expensive...when the first edition sold out, the book was still very much in demand, so MLW decided to invest her own money to print more copies.  Then, Hurricane Katrina came and washed away her last 2500 copies...the book was unavailable for a while until she was financially able to have it reprinted.  So, I didn't mind spending that much on a book...and it turned out to be a really good story.  You can read the synopsis here.  I don't want to say much on the off-hand chance any of you might read it...and if you have the chance to read it, you should.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Robin told me about it and I ordered it from for 5 bucks. I really enjoyed it too. I wish I could have come to the book club and hear what everyone else said about it.