This Month's Book Club Picks

For book club we are reading Diane Keaton’s Then Again.

I can’t find the passage but at one point she says we mustn’t blame mothers for all of our adult unhappiness. Mothers do their best. I agree. The book is a collage of memories, a collage like the kind Diane’s mother created –  scrapbooks and journals.

I am having trouble staying focused on my reading. Fortunately, occasionally, the choices from my work book club and my other book club coincide, like when we read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls in both.

At my work book club, we are reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Catch-22 and for Mother-Daughter Book Club, we are reading the Robin Benway’s The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. The girls and I recommended that book; we’ve already read it. Very funny. (But if you don’t like it, don’t blame me, a mother.) Phew. I have one less book to read.

I’d like to blog more on this topic, but yes, you guessed it, I have to get back to the Diane Keaton memoir. Book club is Tuesday night and I have hundreds of pages to go. I might just skip ahead to the Warren Beatty part.


2 thoughts on “This Month's Book Club Picks

  1. I have lots of books waiting for me – I too haven’t been able to get focused on the – but I am getting back into my hobbies – knitting and making cards – having PT for shoulder pain that I was ignoring is taking up time too. The Diane Keaton book sound tempting. Good luck you – being in TWO book clubs. I’m looking for one around here that I’d like to join. Nice to read you blog. Hope to see you when you come up north.
    Nancy J

  2. Nice post 🙂 I haven’t read this memoir, but have read some other good memoirs, and they inspired me to create my own memoir. However I am a poet at heart and I chose to write down the Memoir in the form of contemporary poetry about love, life and friendship that is treasured by everyone in this world. You can visit my blog, if you like to read poetry and memoirs… 🙂

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