Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Club

One of my personal goals in 2015 was to read more books. Less facebook. More books. And my office has an on going book club. So I joined up and read the "Book Thief". It was great but depressing. I found myself in tears several times! Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Not exactly 'light'. And not so good for the middle of winter. But Seren heard me talk about my book club for weeks because I was going to come up short in that I wasn't going to finish the book before we met.

Seren asked me if WE could have a book club. So she assigned me her favorite book- Holes. I read it quickly and really enjoyed it.

On Sunday, we went to the library, checked out a 'Study Room' and held our book club. Unbeknownst to me, she had prepared 8 'book club' questions. She brought them to our meeting and we discussed each one. I also asked her some questions. And we both wrote down our answers in our journals.

It was amazing! Since when do I have a daughter who assigns me reading, prepares study questions and then intelligently discusses the book?  Seren is a book worm. She just devours books. She wakes up early to read. And if she wakes up but then falls back asleep, she is angry at herself that she didn't have a chance to read. It is her favorite past time.  And she LIVES the books. She can go on and on and on about the novels she reads.

I'd say our first book club was a smashing success! We have already agreed to meet again!

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