What started out as a few of us girls sharing a love for reading, has honestly turned into such a beautiful thing!! Last year a few of us talked about starting a ‘no stress book club.’ One where we didn’t even necessarily have to read the same book, but just get together, out of the house, away from the kids and chat about books, life, marriage, whatever!
What started out as 4 of us has grown into this:
You may have caught my posts about the wine bar book club. We realized that it was a little more fun to all have read the same book! These ladies are all so sweet and we are all at different stages of life. Some are working moms, some are grandmas, some stay home, some of our husbands work together, some I’ve met because of my kids. But somehow, we all bonded over words written on pages, a few drinks and tons of laughs.
Do you know what’s hard? Life. Mothering. Thinking that you’re alone, struggling or failing at this beautiful thing called motherhood. Hearing each other’s struggles, triumphs, complete fails and utter disappointments has helped lift each other up and truly see what matters most in life. Friendships, companionship, relationships…women are such different creatures. While I LOVE being home and do consider myself a bit of an introvert, get me around the RIGHT group of girls and I feel so alive. I hope these girls had as much fun as I did!
We had a fantastic dinner at Edibles downtown Rochester and I’m a bad blogger who forgot to take a photo of my scallops & brussels sprouts! The Truffle tots were to die for as well. Not to mention the brut champs…
The book that was chosen for February was this one:
It wasn’t beautifully written, so if you’re looking for a great piece of literature, this most likely isn’t for you. It was however, very gripping and kept me turning the page literally — this was the book where I was on page 77 and then couldn’t put it down until I finished at 1am.
It’s about a girl who stops at a rest stop due to some extreme bad weather. She is trying to race the clock, as her mother is dying in a hospital bed. She pulls off at a truck stop and ends up seeing a little girl kidnapped in the back of the van. There are only a few people there, so she has to figure out who she can trust and whom she cannot, as the life of this little girl is in her hands.
I won’t lie, there were parts when I literally had to skim through…I can’t handle blood, guts and gore very well. Nor did I like the awful situations mentioned, but they were brief and overall I enjoyed the book.
I’d give it 3/5 stars.
Oh and as for going out on a Tuesday night? I most likely did not need the very last drink, “In da Club,” but it was so worth it. Next time it’s a Thursday evening, so that won’t hurt so bad in the morning!