Well not only have been slaking in my writing here but I’ve also been slipping in my reading. Now I’m not going to list off a litany of excuses for not reading — although I’m really good with excuses — rather I’ll talk a bit about the new motivation to get lots of reading done.
As you all may or may not already know I’m an employee of the prestigious Startford Shakespeare Festival. It’s a great place to work and I’ve been off work from a new home grown illness for a number of weeks and wont be back for a while and they seem to be very understanding of the situation which is fantastic! But a couple of my fellow employees (Eliesha and Kelly) thought it would be a great idea for us to get together and have a book club. I was thrilled, to say the least, since it’s been a while since I’ve been part of a book club and I really miss being a part (not to mention all the people that are still participating in my former book club in Korea Bookleaves). From conversations our new book club was and it should be noted that the name is very appropriate for the group. The name comes from a play on one of the most famous lines from our ’08 production of Hamlet (To Read or Not to Read).
Not only is exciting that a book club has been created but they selected the first book. Eliesha and Kelly asked everyone to select a book for the group to read and they would select one of the suggestions from a hat. And low and behold out came Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow and as regular readers would know this my favorite book and it was actually my selection. So, I’m thrilled to get the opportunity to read this book again and discuss it with this group of readers.
Well now that I got that out of my system I guess I should go and hit the books. Lots of books to read and very little time. Happy reading all!