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Book clubbing

April 16, 2009 - Cindy Votruba
Since 2005, I’ve belonged to a book club through the former Bound to Read. There’s not a whole lot of us, maybe 10 or more on a good night. And I have to say that being part of this group has introduced me to books I might not necessarily have grabbed off the shelf at the library or the book store.

April’s book was “True Evil” by Greg Iles. I didn’t get to finish the book, but what I’ve read of it so far has me hooked. And I don’t really read thrillers. But when we sat down at Mike’s to discuss the book, we started talking about everything else except the book. One of the members was recently laid off from her job and has moved to St. Paul to stay with her parents while she finds another job. She said one of her favorite parts about living in Marshall was the book club. She admitted to “cheating” on our book club with the one she used to belong to back in the Twin Cities by buying the next month’s book for that club.

We had to find a new place for our book club discussions after Bound to Read closed. We tried Bagels and Brew last month, but it closes at 8 p.m., and we tend to talk until way past that time. So we moved down the road to Mike’s Cafe. Nobody seemed to mind the loud laughter that came from a table of women who had books in front of them. If they only knew what we were talking about...

If you’re looking for a book club to join, there’s a few around town. The Marshall-Lyon County Library has a couple, including a mystery one that meets at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, and the group I belong to meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. See you at Mike’s.


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