A few months ago my friend Tamar and I were talking about the possibility of reviving the Turtle Party Book Club. Some of you readers may recall that a few years ago, a bunch of us got together to start a book club where we picked a book to read each month and discussed it … but what actually happened was that some of us read the book and most of us just liked to get together for a monthly hang session. In the past few weeks, Tam managed to pull together a group of interested parties and it looks like we are going to give the book club thing another go. The consensus was that we would read the 2012 memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed as our first selection (so that we could get the book read before the movie comes out later this year). Last night I spent some time reading Wild and, yeah, I think we made a great choice going with this book.
I haven’t even read the first half of the book yet and I’m already hooked. I’m not sure how many of y’all have read this book but I’m really impressed with it thus far. Strayed is a masterful writer and she is able to quickly draw the reader into her world … to feel what she is trying to convey. The descriptive way that she tells her story makes it easy for me to see the events play out in my imagination … which is why I can understand the book can be adapted into a film. Wild will be released as a movie later this year, starring Reese Witherspoon, and because I know this, I’m already picturing a Reese-like woman as the protagonist. I’m glad we chose this book to read because I really want to finish it before the movie comes out. I’m hopeful that our new book club will be as successful as our last book club. I really enjoyed being part of the Turtle Party Book Club. This time around, the club will be made up of entirely different people (and I think I’m the only guy) so … we’ll see. Have any of y’all read Wild? If so, please tell me it remains an excellent book right to the end. If you haven’t read this book, I think I can recommend it even tho I’m not nearly done with it yet. It grabbed me right away so I think it might do the same for you.
I don’t think I have anything planned for today. I may meet up with my friend Edward but my string of nice, quiet nights may be in full effect. Happy Hump Day!!