July 9, 2010
No introduction yet
This was my first time attending a meeting and I left with mixed feelings. I liked some of the discussions, but felt like we got too far away from actually talking about the book at times. We didn't delve into all the characters and just skimmed the surface of those that we did talk about. Maybe the purpose of the meeting is more to get everyone talking and not really about the book. Not sure. Also, the group was WAY too big to accommodate decent conversation. Those that were quick to speak overwhelmed those that weren't. I DID love the way Gloria kept things flowing and didn't let any topic linger too long. Plus, she is just so funny! I know that you can never know how many are going to show up, but if that many do, it might be useful to break the group into two groups. I'm going to try it again to see if things are different next time.