I am sitting here this morning with COFFEE CUP in hand contemplating the amazing way people intertwine in your life, weaving their way through certain parts of our lives.. filling a spot here, covering a need there…. conversations, and meet ups, and plans, and hang outs, and reaching into each other lives….
Last week was book club and that usually puts me in this place I am now. Amazed at how people connect and what brings them together. I adore my book club. I adore the mix of personalities that become more and more vibrant as the years go on. The discussions and even just sitting back and watching how everyone interacts with one another. At one time we were just a random group of girls who liked to read. Together… we are magical.
Our review was for A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. ~Goodreads
We utilized our library’s Book Club In A Bag program and I chose to listen to it on audio. More on the book itself in a post coming up. The book was originally written in Sweden and is set in Sweden. Our group had a wonderful time with the Swedish themed food for this review…Swedish Meat Balls, Swedish fish, Persian cookies like those in the book, and even a swedish style cake.
A+ for creativity Bookies book club! I will say this, A Man Called Ove definitely brings out some good themes for discussing. Seems like everyone has an “Ove” in their life. 😉