Wednesday, June 21, 2006

book club update


I missed the last book club meeting (it was last wednesday) and I will probably keep missing them for awhile. It was fun while it lasted. But you know how it is, when you add something to your schedule, you need to take something else away just to keep the balance. I added something so I had to take something away, and that something was the book club. I am still, however, going to try to keep reading whatever their genre is every month, I am just not going to take it seriously or go to the meetings. July's is mystery. I once read a mystery novel by Janet Evanovich called Metro Girl. It was pretty fluffy, humorous, pure entertainment. I am reading An Ordinary Man right now, by Paul Rusesabagina. It's his account of how he saved some lives by sheltering them in the hotel he managed during the Rwandan massacres of 1994. (the movie "Hotel Rwanda" was based on his life) No fluff in this one. So when I'm done that I think I'd like some fluff to cool myself off a bit. And a mystery by Evanovich will do just that. One For the Money is the first in a series of twelve (so far). I am not intending to read all twelve, as I usually get bored of a series by book one or two, but who knows. Maybe I will fall in love with them.

7 comments:

Dagga said...

Good one, I like Stephanie Plum, her family and neigburhood are hillarious, I laught out loud alot when I read this series (I was up to 7 when I gave up) She can be dark in between.

elisabeth said...

i think i might actually completely ditch the Rwanda story and start this instead

Dagga said...

go for it

phyllis sweetwater said...

hotel rwanda was a good movie, but the kind you can only watch once, because of the impact it has. I dont think i could read the book.

elisabeth said...

rus and i both cried a lot when we watched the movie. something that i learned from the book is that the hutus and tutsis did not even descend from separate tribes or anything. some european hundreds of years ago came there and made a report that the taller Rwandans with longer noses were more attractive. for some reason they took this guy's word and the "attractive" Rwandans stuck together and became leaders (the tutsis) and the short-nosed hutus (which means workers) became the underclass. years of long-nosed tall Rwandans breeding with others of their kind, caused the two separate looks. there are several factors involved in why it escalated to a mass machete killing but it is insane how it all started. i can't even fathom something like that.

elisabeth said...

what an easy read the first one was. i needed that. "Two for the Dough" is on hold for me at the library. i wonder how far i can go. i doubt i can make it as far as 7. we'll see...

Dagga said...

You can do it...