We discussed Pat Conroy's My Reading Life. It was interesting to hear everyone's viewpoints on this book. I thought it was magnificent (I had seen Pat Conroy a couple of weeks earlier, so I may just be biased). A couple of ladies thought that he sounded very full of himself and seemed to drone on and on by the end of the book. Others, being introduced to Pat Conroy for the first time, were interested in finding out more about his other works (aside from Prince of Tides) and to put together the pieces of his life that he captures through his characters. As for Sonny Brewer's Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Jobs they Quit, everyone was very excited and eager to read it in the future.
We will meet again at Abby Singer's Bistro on Feb. 24, 2011 at 6:30pm and the topic will be Fannie Flagg and her new novel I Still Dream About You. This should be an exciting month! Also, let it be noted that we have decided to meet at a new restaurant every 2 months. So if you have any ideas or have a place that you like, make sure you let me know! See you ladies next month!