Hello everyone. Welcome aboard our literary ship. We (though mostly Nicks.) [Footnote: Nicks doesn’t really agree, as it was Britt who mentioned it first. But that’s beside the point] got the great idea to make a bookclub. You know, how you sometimes have problems getting started on a book, or finishing a book, or getting in the time to read a book. Well, a bookclub solves that! It forces us to read, because someone else is expecting us to do it. And will be very disappointed if we don’t. Might even start to cry a little. Hypothetically, that is. Not that it ever happened to us. Who cries over books anyways? It’s all just remixes of the alphabet anyways…
So now, once a month we spend two weeks reading the same book, and share our thoughts with each other and you; the people reading this or the void we are publishing this to. Maybe it’s just mom reading this. Hi mom! And once a month we spend two weeks reading a book the other person has already read and thinks the other person should read. Does that explanation make sense? It doesn’t? Example to the rescue! *Drum roll*
On the 21st of August, Nicks and Britt both decided to read Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Mostly because Nicks had seen it, unread, at Britts house too many times, and decided that enough was enough.
On the 4th of September they met up, and kind of forgot to share their opinion on the book, until they had talked about other, *very important* stuff for a couple of hours. Then they exchanged the books, they had thoughtfully picked out for the other person. Nicks gave Britt We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, and Britt gave Nicks Maus by Art Spiegelman.
On the 18th of September, they will both meet up again, have an interesting conversation on their separate reading adventures, and then they will start reading the same book again, which they picked out when they previously met.
Then two weeks later, they will have picked out another book for the other person, and so on, and so on, until the end of their lives.
But since it’s probably best to keep some kind of suspense *dramatic voice*, we will not reveal which book we ordered for next times bookclub. You know, to keep our readers/mom/the void interested and excited for next week.
But until then, we read Yes Please by Amy Poehler and what did we think? Well, we are optimistic about the book. It was a good book, but it was, however, a bit underwhelming. Sorry Mrs. Poehler, we still love and appreciate your work! We speculated a bit on, why we didn’t find the book as spectacular as we thought we would, and reached the conclusion, that it isn’t targeted towards us. It reaches out more to women older than us. Women with more life experience. Women with children. Women with tough, yet awesome carriers. Women who are or have been married. Lets face it, that’s nowhere near us, with our 19 – thought almost 20 – years. So if you are one of the before mentioned women, you will probably enjoy this book more than we did.
The quote of this week is from Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. Because, you know. We just read it.
“You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.”
― Amy Poehler, Yes Please
*Awesome motto ending to this post*