My book club has been meeting monthly since October of 1999. We try to read a variety of books from different genres, some we have loved and others we have been lessed than thrilled with( there really are some pretty badly written books out there). We
are 15 women who truly enjoy getting together every month--to discuss books an enjoy each other's company. We collect $10 per mont to go toward 2 yearly retreats---we like to go away for a weekend together in October and April. Naturally we try to find a book
for those weekends that are "related" to the area we're visitig. In April we went to York, Maine and stayed at a house on the ocean. Our book selection that month was "A year by the Sea" by Joan Anderson....a short, sweet and wonderful book. Most recent books
have included Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stow, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood and this month's selection is What looks like crazy on an ordinary day by Pearl Cleage.
"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more
stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows
how to read. "