Five wonderful bibliophiles arrived promptly at 6:30 pm for our monthly ritual: dinner, check-in and talk about our book of the month. We are avid readers with voracious tastes. My book club rocks. This month we discussed The Time Traveler's Wife by first time author Audrey Niffenegger. This month I have probably read five other books, just for kicks. I love to read and read deeply.
I was engaged in TTW throughout all five hundred something pages, but was miffed when I finished. What was it all really about? It has been said that the author’s main theme is…waiting. Perhaps if I wait, the novel will grow on me. As the hostess this month, I was in charge of dinner: gazpacho, sardine spread on fresh bread, grilled pork with pineapple and fresh Michigan blueberry pie. It is after 11:oo and I have done most of the washing and tidying; my brain is too saturated with blueberries to write much of anything worthwhile.
Next month’s book is Louise Erdrich’s The Master Butchers Singing Club. Between now and next month I will be on the road: Mont Blanc and the Carpathians beckon. The time traveler's wife was never so lucky.