Well, yesternight was my book club meeting. We have read The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s challenging to have a traditional book discussion on the second book of an incomplete trilogy, so much of the night was full of speculation instead of discussion. Not much to say about characterization and plotting, but I enjoyed it.
The club convened at our house as we also watched “Airplane!” The movie comes up most every week, typically through quoting. It does lend itself well to literary inclusion since it provides lessons in humorous context and affectionate parody – or at least, well done parody.
In honor of the Kingkiller Chronicles, I attempted to have a few foods out that represented the book. There were honeyed almonds and plums, a bottle of mead, and some Waystone Inn type food – cold chicken, cheese, and black bread. The fun was had. I really enjoy my book club.
Unfortunately, today has brought me low. Last night Sam went to bed early with a sore back – or so I thought. It turned out to be some sort of stomach illness which has brought me low today. It is terrible, cramping, and expulsionary.
The difference of a day! I was very happy last night as my friends left, having had a wonderful time – and now we find ourselves near death in the Abel household. Thankfully the kids are off camping with family so we don’t need worry about them. Unfortunately, I had several things planned for the few days sans kids that I don’t think will get done.
Ah well, such is life.