Monday, October 3, 2011

365 Photos Day 272


Thursday night was our second Books and Bars Winsted Edition.

'Room' by Emma Donoghue was the book for discussion. There were definitely some interesting conversations going on, and the discussion was lively. Basically it's a book told from a 5-year old's point of view about the room he and his mother live in. As an adult reader, one quickly figures out that it's not by choice that they are there, although the little boy doesn't seem to grasp that. It's kind of like the Jaycee Dugard story, from what I'm understanding.

I didn't read it, though. I was there for show, I guess. Although many of our patrons said it was a pretty good read, I just don't need/want that kind of topic taking up brain space. I was just hoping he wouldn't call on me (like he did last time) to comment, but I still enjoyed the different takes on the same book.

I have less than no desire to belong to a book club myself, but that's mainly because I just like to read a book for myself, not necessarily to dissect it later. However, I'm OK with going to something like this a couple of times a year, because seriously, how many book clubs meet in a bar? Exactly.


HeidiG. said...

That books was not good! The ending sucked. It seemed that the author just got fed up with writing on such a horrible subject and quickly ended it. I give that book 3 starts, but it's no 4 or 5 stars. Those ladies are crazy who think it was quality.

Lisa said...

That's kind of what people were saying at the Books & Bars meeting. They were frustrated with the mom in the second half of the book.

I couldn't bring myself to read it. I wanted to...but I just couldn't do it.