September 3, 2012
Your group intrigues me because it seems more organized than most. It's disappointing to join a book club that's more about the wine & cocktails and less about the discussion of the material itself. I love a good character study, and I look forward to participating without dominating the conversation.
Current fiction/classic fiction: Anne Tyler, Claire Messud, John Irving, Richard Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Annie Proulx, Fyodor Dostoevsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carol Shields, an admitted new fan of Jane Austen, Jhumpa Lahiri
The World According to Garp/John Irving; Interpreter of Maladies/Jhumpa Lahiri; The Stone Diaries/Carol Shields; The Shipping News/Annie Proulx
I've lived in Asia and in Utah, but I was raised here in the NY/NJ area and have returned after a long absence. I've in the shipping business for years and took a sabbatical to become a professional photographer. I do love a great glass of wine....
I love reading and discussing books, and I'm always looking to find great material outside my basic zone of comfort. I'm an international transportation logistics professional who loves to travel and learn about the worlds' cultures.