I belong to the best book club in Spokane! Our dedicated and fearless leader Nicole makes it the best. She is so on top of things and unbelievably organized. There are 17 members and at first glance, we are similar. All female, all mothers, all about the same age. But when we get a discussion going it is evident we are a very eclectic group. It has given me a chance to meet and spend time with ladies I wouldn't have otherwise met due to geographics, full time jobs, etc. My friend Misty invited me to try it out in October of 2006 and I have been hooked. We rotate houses and the hostess always treats us well with fabulous food, delicious deserts and lively discussion. The past two months we have read The Count of Monte Cristo. I read the abridged version and I feel a little jipped. I didn't know we were going to spread it out over two months and I didn't think I could tackle all 1300 pages of the unabridged in one month. I still thought it was amazing storytelling. I would recommend it to anyone. Next month is the book clubs 3 year anniversary and I am the hostess. Pressure. I better come up with something good!