I am in a book club, the Virginia Wine and Book Club. It’s a great group of women and each month we read one book and meet to discuss it over various Virginian wines. It’s been a great opportunity to learn more about wine and read those books that perhaps I needed an extra push to get to.
This past month, the book was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. As per usual, I was about the last one to get my hands on the book. Each time, I think that I have a lot of time left to get the book and read it and each time I discover that I misjudged. I end up trying so hard to finish the book on time. There has only been one month where I hadn’t finished the book before the meeting and it is my goal to make that the only time that happens.
August was a busy month for most of us, so instead of meeting a winery, we met at a member’s house for some snacks and wine. This month we sampled James River Cellars’ table red and white, as well as a few other bottles that I didn’t take note of. I think it’s safe to say that the book inspired some heated reactions from all of us. “That b—h is cray-cray,” is one quote.
For September, we are reading The Hunt by Jan Neuharth. If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, feel free to email me and I can give you the details of our meeting–this month it’s open to the public! We will be meeting with Jan to discuss her book. We hope to have more author meetings in the future, but we have to balance that with the other goals of our club and people’s schedules, so we’ll see what happens!