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Monday, April 11, 2011

Jazz Hands Book Club

Last night, we conducted the first official meeting of the Jazz Hands Book Club (#jhbc on Twitter). Four of us (Beth, Melinda, Toni, and me) read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

It's a well-known fact around the twitterverse that I'm not a fan of sci-fi (the other three ladies all enjoy it). Still, the book was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the characters and the playful writing style. So many quotables!

It says that the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

"This must be Thursday," said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. "I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

(Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoop: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

"And then I will do it again!" yelled Arthur. "And when I've finished I will take all the little bits, and I will jump on them!"

"If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now."

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

See? Fun reading. And fun discussion with a fun group of ladies last night. We will definitely do #jhbc again.

Also, for those of you keeping track (which I realize is likely only me), this was book #12 for me this year. I'm well on my way to making my 30 book goal!

5 comments:

Melinda said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book, even if it wasn't your thing. It was so much fun having a discussion with you all. Maybe you should pick our next book since you "had" to read sci-fi.

C. Beth said...

I thought the book discussion was SO much fun! Even worth pausing The Apprentice, which is what we had to do. :-) I agree, maybe you should pick the next book!

John said...

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. is my all-time favorite line in literature, ever.

Melissa B. said...

I've always loved this book. Bravo on the literary total for this year!

Toriz said...

I read that book... It was awesome!