Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A successful evening

I think I've discovered my key to a great cardio workout: an addicting book! I find that I ride the bike harder at a higher level for longer, or stay focused on the elliptical for more miles when I'm reading an engrossing novel than when I just have my iPod or an ok book. I know, I know, another post about reading...oh well! I completely lost track of time while I was at the gym tonight. I was 60 pages away from the end of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and before I knew it, I had been riding the bike for nearly 50 minutes and my book was finished. I rode the entire time at a level higher than I usually do and never once realized just how long I had been at it. I'm sure my legs will be sore in the morning, but I feel great now! And bonus, the book was lovely!

As promised, I'm happy to report that last night's first book club gathering was a success! Despite no one in our group knowing the best way to structure the discussion, we delved right into everyone's thoughts and opinions on the book and then went from there. I think it was great! It was nice to hear everyone else's take on the characters, ending and story in general. There were mixed reviews on the book and a lot of insight into the motivation(s) behind the characters' actions. I'm already looking forward to our next get together! We're read The Language of Baklava this time and I can't wait to pick up a copy and start reading this weekend!

Oh, and I have to give a shout-out to Lisa for the amazing sangria she made and for hosting last night's book club. Each lady brought an appetizer and/or wine. All of the food was wonderful and you all know I never say no to a glass of wine. Like I said yesterday, good food, good wine and good company make for a lovely evening!

Now, I'm settling in with my blanket, pjs and the 2nd disc of Roar. I do so love (and miss) Heath Ledger!


  1. That sounds like a lot of fun!!! I'm glad it went well! And I sooo need to read that Potato book. haha.

  2. Sangria and books? Sounds like my kind of night!

    Unfortunately, I can't relate to the whole working out thing because I absolutely hate it!

  3. I go in phases with liking and hating working out...I just happen to be in the liking phase right now. Oh, and I promise I'm going to do Where in the World Wednesday this week!!


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