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Things we talked about at Bookworms tonight, in no particular order:
  • one woman's new house renovation issues
  • the same woman's new job
  • one woman's imminent baby (she's due in 2 weeks)
  • c-sections
  • one woman's return to book group after the birth of her baby 2.5 months ago
  • one woman's news that she is 17 weeks pregnant
  • smörgåstärtas
  • Kegels exercises
  • women's necks after 40
  • the fact that the image of yourself that you see in the mirror is actually reversed and not how everyone else sees YOU
  • podcasts
  • audiobooks
  • one woman's experience of running the NY marathon 2 weeks ago
  • security at marathons
  • life with only 1 bathroom
  • being attacked and/or killed by moose
  • running
  • hair length and breaking in new hair stylists
  • shopping for things to wear at a wedding
  • one woman's father's behavior at her wedding
  • going shoeless
  • The Hunger Games, Mockingjay and Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • The Moth, both the podcast and the book (which I just downloaded after it was recommended to me yesterday)
  • Orange is the New Black, both the show and the book, which we are reading next
  • Gone Girl, both the movie and the book, which we are reading after that
  • the book nominations list
  • Bronycon, My Little Ponies, Barbies and Furbies
  • circling things in toy catalogs when you were a kid
  • American Girl dolls
  • Nora Ephron
  • Nora Ephron's book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, which is what we actually read for THIS book group get-together
There was more but that's all I remember off the top of my head. I love book group. Usually we talk much more about the actual book, but everyone felt pretty much the same about this one (meh), and it turned out there wasn't that much to say after the initial comments.

Discussions are always better if there are a few people who dislike the book, I've found. If everyone really dislikes it, that makes for a fun conversation, too. But if everyone loved it, or everyone thought it was just okay...then we tend to spend more time jumping around to other topics.

We had a borderline too-big group this time (there were 10 of us), which meant that it was easier to keep everyone in the same conversation. Often, when we are more people, which is most of the time (there are over 20 people total and usually 12-15 at any given meeting), it's common that there end up being 2 or 3 small conversations going on, which makes it very hard to stay focused on anything anyone is saying.

Now I'm off to bed with my Kindle and a new highly recommended book of eclectic stories. Whee!
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