Sunday, November 23rd, 2003 • No Comments on The Highly Selective Book Club with Only Two Members (TM)
So, the inaugural meeting of The Highly Selective Book Club With Only Two Members (TM) was very successful. I feel like we should have taken a picture to commemorate the event. I can’t wait to pick the next book, which will hopefully happen Saturday. I’m already thinking of titles to suggest.
Since this was our first meeting, we didn’t really have any rules and regulations (are those called bylaws? I want bylaws!). We’ll have to hammer out a few details for next time, but this is what I learned this time around:
—Coffee is good. Very good. Coffee should be a required book club beverage.
—I should spring for the good bagels, even if it’s a bit of a drive to get them.
— 10 a.m. is not a good time to meet to discuss a book. 11 a.m. would be better, especially on a day when I don’t have a gazillion other things to do.
— Jae should bring his own paper and pen.
— I need to take notes as I’m reading the book. My thumb is sprained from flipping through the pages trying to find certain passages.
— Two is a good number for a book club, no matter what anyone else says.
— Picking titles out of a hat made from an animal’s skin may seem creepy, but when the book is Virgin Suicides, it is somehow fitting.
—I am a much more motivated reader when I have a deadline.
— We should not choose a book either of us has read, started reading, or heard too much about. We should also not choose a book when either of us has seen the movie version. (I’m talking to you, Jae.)