Thursday, August 02, 2007

Something scary

Just to let you all know, I've updated my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. You can click on the link in my profile bit if you're interested. I do feel slightly guilty as I feel like I've cheated. One item on the list is to do something that scares me and another is to join a bookclub. Well, I've combined the two and - STARTED A BOOKCLUB MYSELF.

Well, when I say 'myself' I mean in conjunction with the local branch of NCT, but whatever - I am now officially the Book club coordinator for my city. It's a citywide book club and apparently there are already 5 or 6 people interested. We've yet to have our first meeting, but because of the complicated way in which the NCT works and because of advertising, I've had to make all the big decisions myself. Where we are to meet, how often we are meeting, and the first two titles. I really dithered over the titles. I am so worried about what other people think of me and my choices of books. If ever there was a time when all my insecurities and anxieties over what other people think of me has ever been more apparent, then it is now. I finally went with two books I already own and are on my to be read pile:

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

I haven't as yet regretted this decision, but I feel that time is fast approaching. Wish me luck.


  1. Yay! Well done you.

    Now if only I was brave enough to try the same!

  2. Good for you! and I wish you lots of good luck!!


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