Sunday, October 9, 2011

September Book Club- Breakfast at Tiffany's

Hostess: Mary
Book: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Food:giant four cheese party pizza, caramel apple pie, double chocolate cookies
Wine of the Night: Red Bicyclette
Month: September

Who knew this book was by Truman Capote! I sure didn't. The only other book I have read by Capote is In Cold Blood, which is certainly much different than Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Although, while not a murderer, Holly Golightly was not that nice of a person in my opinion! Jill and I have both only read the book, and neither of us cared for her at all.  I was shocked since the movie and the character seem so beloved.  Jennifer and Kelly have both seen the movie and read the book, and Jennifer reasoned that the reason Holly Golightly is probably so well liked is because she was played by the adorable and charming Audrey Hepburn. For me, this really did explain why such a terrible character could be so well liked.  In the book, she has no charm or finesse, she just seems like a selfish, self indulgent gold digger without a conscience.  Nope, I just didn't like her.  I will have to watch the movie one of these days to see how it compares.

I love my book club, and all the people in it.  This month was a little different - many of us had started new jobs or just gone back to work.  And one of us is pregnant, started a new job, and is remodeling her house to make room for the new baby.  So Kelly volunteered the use of her house the day before book club, and a plethora of wine, and Jill provided the food, to alleviate any stress on Mary, who was very grateful! 

Mary had requested we all bring a list of the weirdest names we have ever heard - and Jennifer was the clear winner for having heard the oddest names! My personal favorite is Marijuana. (as an odd name) I was the only nerd to have actually written them down.   

This was another fun night!

October book club is my choice, and I decided on The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman, one of my favorites!  I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of it!

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