I’m currently halfway through a massive chunkster of a non-fiction book. I am enjoying it though, but it’ll take me a few days to finish. So today, instead of a book review, I offer you an interesting quote I found on http://www.brainyquote.com/ from someone I’ve never heard of called Erma Bombeck, (an American journalist who died in 1996).
“Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.”
The book group I belong to has an ever expanding list of members, past, present and occasional visitors. Once you’ve been, you have to change your email to get rid of us! But no-one appears to get cross with continuing to get our missives even when they’ve moved or got other things to do on book group night as, like all bibliomanes, they’re nosy and still like to know what we’re reading, I hope…
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This is meant as a clarification, not a criticism. Erma Bombeck, a great American comedienne who died at too early an age from cancer, was referring, not to a discussion book club, but to something like Book-of-the-Month club, which you needed an act of Congress to get out of. Many people (don't ask how I know) rued the day they signed up. I enjoy your reviews very much and order the books from my local library. Thank you.