Saturday, August 07, 2010
Ch-ch-ch-changes! We've made some adjustments to our reading list because of the availability of the books. So! Please take note - this months book is now Trumpet, by Jackie Kay. We pushed back Breathing Underwater and I Can't Think Straight. By the way, we may be watching the movie version of I Can't Think Straight if we can't get books! Yay - it's great.
Discussion of The Slow Fix was good. Short stories are harder to discuss, but we managed. Everyone loves Ivan's conversational style and many of the stories. Our big question, though? The title. What is the slow fix? What's being fixed? Did it get fixed? Or is it like a drug fix, soothing? Lots of wonderings about how autobiographical these stories are, and some dissatisfaction with the relationship mentioned in many of the stories disappearing very suddenly. Although, relationships do that sometimes, don't they.
Working on some further additions to the reading list asap! Love to have your ideas, suggestions, and wish lists, as always. Send me a note, or leave a comment!