Friday, June 27, 2008

I am now officially an adult

As some of you know, I recently joined a book club. This has plunged me into the world of real adulthood and I have to say I am loving it. My friend, Kellie, moved back to Utah a couple of months ago and organized this whole thing. Which leads us to our next point. The name of our Book Club:

The Kellie Bacon Book Club

Books we have read:
East of Eden (now one of my top 5 favorite books)
Everything is Illuminated (Foer's writing blows my mind)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (beautiful)
Molokai (Good. I have read two books in the past year on leprosy. What's up with that?)
Firefly Lane (Lame, but hey, we needed to lighten things up a bit)

Books we will read:
The Book Thief
Team of Rivals

Although the books are amazing, my favorite part of the the book club is the girls: Amy, Heather, Andy, Alix, Monica, Kellie, Sherrelyn, Erin, Camille, Jamie, Jill.... and Holly (our newest member.)

Married: 11
Single: 2
Kids: 8
Working: 7
Hypochondriacs: 2

A fly on the wall watching our book club might just hear these lines:

"Molesters should commit suicide."
"I have AIDS."
"Don't say my baby is cute. Look at him. He's not."
"That rape was not hard core enough."
Oh yeah, and us talking about books.

My book club is the best.


Andrea Allred Hutchings said...

I glad I made the hypo stat! =) I'm in good company.

Sherrelyn said...

Am I the other hypo?

Kristin said...

Andy definitely made it because her fears are unwarranted. When Sherrelyn thinks she's sick, it's actually founded in reality. :)

I think that Amy (with her obsession with Web MD) is the other one.

Kellie said...

What a great post! I'm glad you love book club - I do too.

Fritz said...

i'd love to be in a book club like that. the one i just got invited to was eliminating books right and left because of "questionable content." the decision was for screwtape letters. argh!!! not that it's not a good book, but COME ON! again with the screwtape letters? i'm going to propose eliminating any book without questionable content, with the hopes of getting kicked out asap.