As we started talking about this month's book, we realized we're unlike some other book clubs. When we meet, it's not all about the book. In truth, we probably use about 15 minutes talking about the book and the other 75 minutes just catching up. We talk about other books we're reading and recommend for each other, TV shows or movies that are coming out based on books, and just our lives (one of the girls is getting married, the other applied to grad school). I like this about us. We generally like each other and like hanging out talking about books.
We did talk about Marcello in the Real World. It was a short conversation which usually means it's a book we liked but wasn't obsessed with either way. When a book is awful or amazing to us, we usually spend more time talking about it. It's the in-between books that don't hold our attention for long and this was one of those books. We liked Marcello and liked how the book got started, but from there, not so much. We didn't get the connection between Marcello and Jasmine. We were certain it would be Ixtel he ends up with after the feelings he got just by seeing her photograph. We were a bit confused by that.
Our next book is Far From You by Lisa Schroeder. It's our first book written in verse. I chose it for that reason and am interested to see how it's received.
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