Sunday, April 28, 2019

Book Club - by Magdalena Scott


I recently joined my first book club ever! It meets monthly at my public library. The book we're reading this month is Circe, by Madeline Miller.  I remembered a little bit about Greek mythology from school days, but have had quite a brushing-up while reading this novel. Last month's read was nonfiction - The Library Book, by Susan Orlean.

I eagerly await the next meeting when the results of our secret ballot are revealed, and we get the next bestseller to take home and immerse ourselves into.

I've heard that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. 

I don't know who first said that. But whoever they are, they'd know I'm in the right room during book club. Each woman (yep, all females so far) in the room is probably better-read than I. Small town note: two of them were my junior high school English teachers. Win!

Going to book club is a gift I'm giving myself. 

Like beginning to play dulcimer last fall, adopting a cat this winter, and increasing my efforts to eat healthy and exercise, book club adds to my well-being. (With the possible exception of a nightmarish dream about Greek mythology, but nothing is perfect, right?)


What about you? Are you a book clubber? How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?


USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance and romantic women’s fiction. A lifelong resident of Small Town America, she invites readers into her world to find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots barely visible on the map. Romance, mystery, and the journey to be one’s best self are all part of a day in her neighborhood. Readers have commented that they’d like to move to the imaginary towns Magdalena writes about, which she takes as high praise indeed.



Magdalena is a practicing minimalist, having downsized from a 3,000 square foot house to a studio apartment, where her Giant Closet continues to resist taming. When not writing at home or spending time with family and friends, she loves to travel–carry-on baggage only–and is always pleasantly surprised at the kindness of strangers.

Website: https://magdalenascott.com/

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11 comments:

  1. Magdalena,
    What a good idea to join a book club. Besides the fellowship with other women,you get to read and discuss great books.The cat and the dulcimer are also wonderful gifts to yourself. Enjoy!

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  2. A book club sounds like fun. It's amazing that your junior high school English teachers are part of your group. Wow!

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  3. I love books but I've never joined a book club.

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    1. I had wanted to join for a long time, but my schedule didn't allow it until more recently.

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  4. Sounds like good selections from your club. I like reading the same books with others and sharing reactions.

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    1. Linda, the discussion is lively and interesting!

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  5. I'm a book club dropout. I know it would expand my reading choices, but every time I have joined a book club, I've dropped out. I started on in our neighborhood many years ago. I didn't mind the first book, but when the second books was a 500 page historic tome, I didn't come back.

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    1. Merrillee, I can imagine there will be books that don't resonate with me. Just hope they don't pop up too often!

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  6. Haven't joined one so far, but it's a hope for the future. Time is a challenge right now!

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