I can’t believe I spaced Book Club meeting at MY house. Oh well. The women showed up, the house was barely clean (if only they could have come into my bedroom! I got that SO clean today!), but they didn’t seem to mind the stacks of clothes on the coffee table that had been pushed out of the way so Parker would have some room on the floor to play.
For the month of March, we read a nonfiction book called The 5,000 Year Leap. I actually haven’t read it, but we had a great discussion anyway. Well, it was more like the woman who chose this book read a ton of excerpts from the book and every now and then we tried to discuss a particular point. I found the subject quite interesting, and would definitely recommend it. It is basically a book about the Constitution of the United States and what exactly our Founding Fathers meant when they wrote the Constitution. One point I found interesting was when the author states that John Adams didn’t actually like Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson, but he give so many accolades of these men in his writings. It just tells me that while these men may not have “clicked” or been friends of any sort, they still respected each other and the work they were each trying to do. I wish that politicians today were more like that. Instead of the mudslinging tactics, try respecting each other, even in their differences. Everyone has done some good, I’m sure. I don’t think anyone goes into politics to screw over everyone else. Maybe that’s just me, though.
We chose the book to read for April. I actually went to Julia’s site and looked at her book page to come up with a couple of ideas to throw out there. Thanks for your help, Julia! We have decided to read The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. Aiden wants to participate in Book Club, so I told him I would read the book out loud to him and he can sit in with us next month. He’s pretty excited for that. I’m pretty excited about this book. It’ll be a lot of fun, whether or not Aiden actually reads it with me.