I have been part of my book club for about 7 years now. I am one of the founding members. I love book club. I love reading the books. I love having dinner with my friends. I love discussing the books. I love the gossip that happens before, during, after discussing the books. Why is it then that I wait until the VERY LAST MINUTE to finish the book?!?! Currently we are reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, of The DaVinci Code fame.
There are 509 pages and I am currently on page 203. Book club is Thursday. Sheesh, I feel like I’m in high school all over again; under pressure to get finished with it. I start everything else I do in my life early and get it finished so I don’t have to think about it anymore, except my book club book. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short book or a long book. I start it right after finishing the previous book and then end up putting it off and putting it off until 3 days before book club. At that time I go to bed and read and read and read, trying to get it finished. Usually I begin to nod off and the book falls out of my hands and hits me on the head. This time it is particularly dangerous as Symbol is a 500 page hard cover book.
OK, I’m off to read as much as I can before falling asleep tonight. Keep your fingers crossed that I don’t wake up in the morning with a black eye. Also, keep your fingers crossed that I can read 300 more pages by Thursday.