Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by
I have a book club with two dear friends who have second homes in Arizona and Canada. They are frequently out of town when our book club meets, so we created a virtual book club. When I learned that my daughter and her husband play games with some of his siblings (he's #5 of 8 children) via google chat, I decided that this would be the perfect way to meet and chat for our book club meetings. We select a book, report in when we've finished it, and then select a time for our book club meetings. My daughter joined us for our first chat to show us how to do it. None of us is proficient in the world of technology, but we've managed to giggle our way through our glitches. It's an adventure each time we get together!
Renae is a voracious reader and always the first one to report back that she's finished the book. It takes Coleen and me a little longer. She was halfway finished, and I had a cross country flight last week so Coleen contacted Renae with our idea to meet and chat on Wednesday or Friday this week. Oops, that won't work. Renae is heading out of town for a wedding and camping along the way. Next week, Coleen is helping her daughter and son-in-law move to Michigan for medical school. Coleen tossed out August 11th as a possibility, but I have a friend who offered four dates that she could see me while she's visiting Seattle, and that's the only day I was available. So now we're looking at Aug. 12th or 14th. I hope I can still remember the book by then.
Since I lost my focus for my OLW in 2013, I committed here to revisit my OLW, savor, every 5th Tuesday during 2014. When I'm reading a book quickly (a rare occasion for me), I find myself intentionally slowing down as I near the end of the book. I like to have plenty of time to make predictions and think about how the book will end. I'm reluctant to say goodbye to the characters and want to savor the remaining moments I have with them. So today I'm writing my SOL on Monday (another rare event), doing laundry, commenting on the last two chapters I've read in my professional book club, and maybe even taking a walk before I reward myself with time to savor the last 33 pages with Nao and Ruth. Isn't it interesting that I'm rewarding myself today with time to savor the ending by prolonging the time until I finish A Tale for the Time Being? I can't wait to discuss this novel with my friends on google chat. Please share the books you've been savoring this summer in the comments.