This month I had the joy of attending a very special celebration — the 20th anniversary of my book club. I don’t know how long most book clubs last, but I think 20 years is quite an achievement, especially considering the fact that four of the current six members have been there since the start.
Two of the original members are friends I met when I was only 7 years old. I lost touch with them a few years after we graduated from high school, but I reconnected with them (as well as another school friend who was an original book club member but has moved out of the area) at our high school reunion about 5 years ago.
Having these women back in my life and quickly forming friendships with the other members has been a wonderful experience for me. I wrote about the many ways the book club has enhanced my life on Introvert Retreat, so I won’t get into that here.
Instead, I’d like to send out a virtual hug to my special friends, along with a list of the books that have been discussed, and those we’ve picked out for the next few months.
And I have to say something about the amazing cake! I like cake, but I don’t love it, and I’ve never been that fond of chocolate cake. This, however, was unlike any cake I’ve ever tasted before — it was so light and fluffy! My friends told me that Dufflet makes the best cakes. I’d never heard of them before, but was happy to discover I can get them in Hamilton at Starsky Fine Foods.
Do you belong to a book club? Please leave a comment – I’d love to hear about how your club was formed, the types of books you discuss, and perhaps some of your favourite titles!