My book club met tonight, although only about half of us made it. That's why our club is about the perfect size -- not too big when we all show up, but big enough even with low attendance. We picked The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman as the book. It was a good selection in that everyone liked it, although it didn't generate a lot of controversy. Some of us had gone ahead to read other books in the series, which is a sign of popularity -- one purpose of our book club is to find good books, so that's a sign that something worked.
Turns out that one member had recommended this for us several years ago, but for some reason it didn't get picked. Maybe that's why I recognized the title on my New Zealand's friend bookcase, which led to my reading it and suggesting it again when we needed a fast book for our September meeting. The stress of having such a late pick led us to spend the rest of the evening plotting the rest of our year (and trading cooking hints, at which I contributed several imaginative ways to mess up.
In case anyone wants to follow along with us for the rest of the year, here are the picks: