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Since he was about 2 months old, my son has been going to my Sunday afternoon book club meetings with me. These happen about twice a month and B really seems to enjoy himself. I usually bring one of his soft cloth books or a board book so he can have a book too.

He is really quite the character and turns to look at whichever book club member is currently speaking and often speaks up to voice his own opinion.

I have a book club meeting today to discuss Her Fearful Symmetry (which I thought was kind of “meh”…I will get around to writing up a review later) but it looks like we might not be making it to book club. B woke up at 5:15 AM with a stuffy nose and a fever…and you don’t even want to know what was going on in his diaper…let’s just say I had to immediately start a load of laundry soon after.

So, I may just spend a quiet day at home today reading my current book, Animal’s People by Indra Sinha.  This book came to my attention because it was included on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die.  This novel is set in India in a town where a chemical plant exploded and poisoned many of the town’s inhabitants. It is narrated by “Animal” who walks on all fours due to a twist in his spine that occurred at the time of the chemical disaster when he was around 4 or 5.  In “present day” Animal is 19 years old and lives in the ruins of the old chemical factory. He makes his money by scamming others and running errands for the local resistance leader. He is smart young man with a skill for languages, particularly the vulgar kind. 😉

I am enjoying the book so far but it is definitely not one that I could read aloud to baby B or even discuss with him at a book club meeting. 🙂

What are you reading this weekend?


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