Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Literary Wednesday

Many of you asked about the book I am reading for my new, real life book club.  Well, for June we are reading A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger (the author of The Perfect Storm).

I just started reading it a few days ago and I not that far into the book, but basically it is a non fiction piece about the Boston Strangler (full review by The New York Times).  Not exactly your most appealing book out there.  Why the club picked a book about a strangler to read is beyond me, when there are so many other good, fun, non scary books out there!  That being said I am going to give it a chance and hopefully I wont get too scared.

The book club meeting isn't until early June so I have some time.  I mentioned before that this book club was organized by my high school alumnae association, where my high school was an all girls catholic school.  I can just picture the scene I am going to walk into in a couple of weeks.  Hopefully it wont be a bunch of crazy old women. 

Let's hope that next months book will be better.

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The weather this week has been steamy with temps in the mid 80s and mornings have been around 60F!  Yesterday I did a hill workout just to mix things up.  I chose a steep hill and did 7 repeats before heading home.  This morning I woke up with sore hips - I guess I need to work on my hip strength!  This mornings run was 1 mile easy, 2 miles fast, 1 mile easy.

Now that the weather is so nice, there are so many walkers and runners out.  Every morning I pass an older woman walking and I always say Good morning.  Well she never says anything back and I  thought that she was just being rude and ignoring me but this morning when I saw her I realized she is wearing headphones.  She obviously can't here me and that is why she hasn't replied.  I guess I should have paid closer attention!

Hope you are having a great week and getting some good runs in! Happy Wednesday!

13 comments:

marathonmaiden said...

haha i think that book sounds really good! hopefully it gets better for you. happy humpday :)

Marlene said...

This hot weather is killing me! Crazy temps.

Nice job on the runs!

I hope that book isn't too brutal. yikes. :/

Lacey Nicole said...

hahah foiled by the headphones!!! :)

it IS steamy. hot hot hot. welcome summer. heh.

i love that you are in a real live book club. i need to find one, too. i bet i could on craigslist, maybe????

i have a book for LW!!! What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell. SO GOOD!!!! i learned a lot from it. plus it was short chapters (each about its own thing, but all kinda similar thought-process type writing).

Lacey Nicole said...

AND! i just requested that book from my library network!!! i live next door to belmont!!! i can't wait to read it :)

Amy said...

Ugh. Slogging through a bad book is way worse than slogging through a bad run. I hope it gets better!

Jamie said...

I know it's weird but I am interested in books like that. I hope it gets better and isn't too scary for you.

Molly said...

I'll bet the book will give you a lot to talk about. Sometimes in my club we have books that aren't the best, so we only talk about it for 10 minutes, which defeats the purpose!

Lindsay said...

I am so jealous of you warm weather! Book club sounds so fun!!!

teacherwoman said...

That book doesn't sound like my cup of tea....

ajh said...

It's way too hot here! But it is supposed to cool by the weekend before the half!

runnernic.com said...

This heat is killing me too!!!

I always get ignored by others and assume they are being rude but maybe I shouldn't!!!!

Have a great day!!!

Xoxo

Her Name is Rio said...

Let us know how the book club meeting goes! I've never been to one in person, but it seems like they're always being featured in commercials, etc.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I always run w/ headphones on & my music cranked up... I sometimes wonder if people say hi to me & I can't hear them! I also wear headphones at work and sometimes co-workers talk to me and I have no idea... whoops. I guess I just like the mental separation wearing headphones gives me!!

Good luck w/ the first book club mtg! I hope the book turns out to be good. We are reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet for mine. I haven't started it but hopefully it will be available at the library soon so I can get going on that!!