Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Book Club. We had a grand discussion about March's theme - Irish books. Now this could be anything Irish - authors, about Ireland, Irish characters. We were a small group, so no real great books to report on. I read a Roddy Doyle book (The Woman Who Walked Into Doors). I am a huge fan of Mr. Doyle's and noticed, as I was checking things out on the web, that he has a follow-up book, Paula Spencer. I'm going to have to search it out and have a read. Anyone who remembers the movie The Committments - that's based on a Roddy Doyle novel.
The big thing about Book Club is that one of the members had the book Push. This is the novel the movie Precious is based on. I stuck my hand up before she even had finished talking about the book because I wanted to be first to borrow it! It's sitting on my bedside table - and I can't wait to dive in. I have a feeling it's going to be one of those books that I just can't put down - the kind I cart around the house with me. In the kitchen to savor a few words while I cook up some eggs for breakfast. In the bathroom while I brush my teeth. Next to my desk for my hourly breaks from The Day Job - much more tempting that Spider Solitaire. Yes, when a book is that good, it becomes a part of me. I need to invent a book sling so the book de jour can be fastened to my body for any spare moment I have to read.
Today is an estate auction (*rubs hands together*) with the "No glass" rule in place - but rumor has it they will be auctioning off Blue Willow China!! Then over to the house to continue with cleaning. Again, the Book Sling (tm) would come in handy. I could sling my book across my chest, positioned for perfect reading with the stupid 'progressive lens', and clean the walls at the same time. I tell you, I think I'm on to something :)
What's on your bedside table, People of Blogland? Anything of interest? Have you read Push? Have you seen the movie Precious? Would you be interested in a Book Sling (tm) or am I the only one who reads whenever and wherever?