Ha-choo I have the “Book” Flu

One of my book clubs is reading The Golden Mean. The other has selected Wolf Hall. Now these are good books.

Wolf Hall won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Golden Mean was short-listed for the Giller Prize.

But I am not reading them.

What I have read in the last two weeks.

  1. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.
  2. Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink.
  3. The Child by Sarah Shulman.
    It’s a novel. Yeah, I read fiction on my own accord outside of my book clubs sometimes. Right now, I’m about halfway through it. So far I like it.

The Golden Mean is sitting on my shelf — I bought it some time ago. I read the first page and I’ll admit it was engaging despite the fact that it takes place in ancient Greece.

Wolf Hall is like 1000 pages long and it takes place in the 1600s (I hate period fiction and the Middle Ages are the worst). I have not purchased it yet.

I think I will have the flu when that group meets. The bad one…


  1. I know that some members of book club #1 read this sometimes — #2 associates probably not, as I don’t think they know I have a blog.

    It’s no secret that don’t enjoy period fiction, is it? I didn’t think I was spilling the beans.

    But I take it back. I love period fiction. I want us to have a new rule — only period fiction and nothing else.

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