Beauty in the Ordinary

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

I've just returned from an evening with my book club.
We are a group of eleven diversified women, who have been
meeting for once a month for over twelve years.
This evening was hosted by one member who invited us
all to enjoy the evening at one of the most elegant hotels
here in town.

We were a smaller group tonight, that being
seven of us, the remaining four off travelling
somewhere warm and delicious.
We sat around the table sipping wine dining on sumptuous appetizers.

Each sharing their view on the latest novel just read.
We have actually progressed to the point where
it isn't important whether we like the book or not,
what is important is sharing a point of view.
We all see thing differently and sometimes the same.
We talk, and laugh and have learnt the importance
of listening too.

Our book this month was 'Breath' by Tim Winton.
'On the untamed, lonely coast of Western Australia, two
thrill-seeking adolescent boys, Pikelet and Loonie, fall under
the thrall of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer. The grown man
initiates the boys into a spartan regimen of risk and challenge that
pushes all three to the edges of courage, endurance and sanity.
Infused with Tim Winton's lyrical genius, Breath is a story
about the wildness of youth - and about learning to live with
its passing.'

Here we all are enjoying our time together in Tofino

I feel privileged to be part of this group, and look
forward to the next twelve years of
reading together.


  1. That book sounds like it has a very different and unusual topic. I must remember that next time I am in Indigo.

    It sounds like you have a great book club. I have been hoping to find one here for years. The one I did find turned out to be for 35 year olds an under. Their loss I say. Us over 40's and 50's have lots of insight!

  2. What an odd thing Chania, to impose an age limit? I thought the purpose of these clubs was to garner different points of view. Unlike sister V., I have never done well with's not the sharing I have an issue with, it's having to read a book not of my choosing or timing...I'm a terrible book-snob. However, I'm giving it another go, this time with an on-line group, so we can go Universe-wide...want to join us?

  3. Sounds like a great evening out, Victoria! You put it in a nutshell when you said sharing points of view with each other is the most important bit! I like the diversity of other people's point of view as well

  4. Perfect timing Victoria! I've just finished my current read & need another book. The rugged coastline of Western Australia is one of my favourite places, so TW's book looks a treat. Your book club sounds a wonderful part of your life.
    Millie ^_^

  5. A great post Victoria...I am loving this group. I hope you write more about them. I read Cloudstreet by Tim Winton years ago and really enjoyed it. I have been keeping a look our for this have given me just what I need. This is been a great Friday morning, between you and Jacqueline I am starting to feel that it going to be a great day :)


    Jeanne xx


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