I recently joined a book club. We’ve only met once so far, gathering to introduce ourselves and discuss how we’d choose which books to read.
From a list of about eleven books suggested by various members, each member was to choose three. The book with the most votes would be our first group read. This ended up being The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
Though I cast a vote for this book, the beginning is a little breathless for me–a little too “bask in the awe of seeing two such noble people together!” I’m no longer interested in awed portraits of celebrities, whether they’re political, theater, music, or religious celebrities; I want to see people along all walks of life as they are, none esteemed or exulted more than any other. Still, I’ll read, knowing I’ll find some useful tidbits … and taking delight in actually getting to discuss books face-to-face with folks! Continue reading “Daytime read, nighttime read”