The best bookclub discussions are the ones where we all don't agree on the book and last night was one of those.
There were a wide range of feelings about "The Shack". One of us felt it was condescending, self-righteous etc etc. Another of us was able to share it with her daughter who has recently begun her own spiritual journey, and another was ambivalent. I enjoyed it as much the second time around.
I think we all agreed that it wasn't a book you could just right out recommend to all of your friends.
Mandy made a very yummy white chocolate mud cake, very nicely "plated up" with raspberry coulis and cream.
The next book for us to read is....
Did you read this at school? I didn't and neither did Val who has chosen it. There is no blurb to read on either the back page or inside front cover, so I'm going to be reading with no idea what it's about - first time ever I think.
I finally managed to get to the bookshop and buy our friend's new novel - "Prohibited Zone". Can't wait to start reading it but must do the bookclub one first. Well maybe I could read a little of both. Richard has said he'll read our friend's book too - could take a while because reading's not high on his list of things to do. Good thing I set the example for the boys.