Enjoy finding a new book to get lost in, fun gals to discuss it with and some wine to toast to both?? Then, let's "meet up" the last Wednesday of the month and talk about some good fiction. Book clubs have been a great way for me to meet and spend time with wonderful women and to explore novels with others who love to read. So, I want to add this experience to my adopted hometown of Tampa.
A few logistics: this will be a group for women only and we'll start by meeting out at restaurants. I'm open to (and ENCOURAGE) members to help with book selection and meeting location ideas.
We're going to branch out with some non-fiction in April! We are reading West with the Night, the memoir of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s. If our recommendation isn't enough, here's what Ernest Hemmingway had to say:
"Did you read Beryl Markham's book, West with the Night? I knew her fairly well in Africa and never would have suspected that she could and would put pen to paper except to write in her flyer's log book. As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and nailing them together and sometimes making an okay pig pen. But [she] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves writers. The only parts of it that I know about personally, on account of having been there at the time and heard the other people's stories, are absolutely true . . . I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a bloody wonderful book."--Ernest Hemingway