July Book Club Review

July 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

The night before my last day of work before our vacation, the girls and I met up for our monthly book club happenings.  We went to a place we’ve been before but it’s one of my favorites so I didn’t mind and it was close enough to home that I didn’t feel guilty knowing how much packing and preparing I still had left to do.  We met at Bad Apple which I know I’ve reviewed before, and it was just as good this time around.  I had a few summer cocktails in honor of the nice weather and the fact that I was already in vacation mode, and all my drinks were all delicious.  And strong.  Bad Apple also had a substantial beer menu which a few other girls enjoyed.  I ordered a veggie burger with goat cheese, spinach and a sage marmalade sauce and it was amazing.  Their fries are also really tasty and they make their own awesome ketchup in house.  I was able to save half my meal for lunch the next day and it made for a great second meal.

Stories are like spiderwebs.

As for books, we read Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.  His books are usually have a touch of sci-fi and there are often ghosts, goblins, ghouls and spirits that appear as everyday creatures in the worlds he creates.  This book told the story of an unremarkable man who, after his father passes away, realizes he’s got quite the remarkable family.  It took me a little bit to really get into it as the beginning started off slowly but once I got about a third in, I was all in.  It was definitely entertaining and unlike anything I’ve read before though the ending tied together almost a little too predictably.  The story itself had so many original elements that it was easy to lose myself in and most of the other girls in our group had to agree.  This is the third book of his I’ve read in a relatively small amount of time (The Graveyard Book and American Gods were the others) and I can’t say I’m complaining.  So if you’re up for something a little different and out there, pick this novel up.  And if you’re hungry, head to Bad Apple!

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