Beloging to a book club here in Brazil is one of the few social activities I'm involved in. It's a traveling library kind of book club, not the read the same book and talk about it. every two weeks, have some food and check out new books. The group is made up of anywhere from 15 to 20 women, 6 of them "permanent members" (those residing in Brazil for the long haul), and the rest "temporary members" (those of us coming and going).
It's my turn to host in April. That means I get to have the books all to myself for a month (well, except those that are checked out)!!! Yay!!!
This is causing several problems.
- Pressure. I feel overwhelmed by all the books I haven't read. Where to begin? I've started about 10 so far.
- Depression (I'm exaggerating here, I'm not really depressed). Ok all of you Twilight fans, did you find that after you had read the Twilight books you really couldn't get excited about other books? I feel like those books were a drug for me-I am looking for that high of having a page turner and I haven't found anything else yet that gives me that same vampire rush. I miss my vampires!
- Messes. It's hard to keep Pedro away from the books:
Here he is doing his baby sign for "book" (I've been teaching him a few signs. Guapo refers to him now as "Koko"):
Awwwww, isn't that cute? I didn't even tell him to do it, he just did it!
So if you'll excuse me, I've got some serious reading to do.