The book club that I'm a member of, Flips Flipping Pages, will again be having its monthly book discussion. They'll be talking about Patrick Suskind's novel, Perfume, a book that reeks of brilliance (pun intended). Unfortunately, I'm swamped with tons of work so I can't join them.
Previously, I made a list of things one shouldn't do during a book discussion. Check the post here, and don't forget to read the hilarious comments, too. I figured I might as well add on to the list. So here goes:
- Bring a bottle of vodka, and take a swig every time someone says, "In my opinion, the book... " (You'll get pretty much wasted in no time.)
- Say that you've read Perfume in its original language -- Italian!
- Bring a camera and take pictures of the participants in their unguarded moments (e.g., sleeping, picking their noses, yawning).
- Post these pictures in Facebook and tag all your friends.
- Play footsie with the resident hottie.
- Arrive only when they're eating.
- Tell everyone that you didn't read the book. Say, "After finishing Ulysses and War and Peace, having to read Perfume just feels insulting."
- Point out that you've been diagnosed with A(H1N1) just this morning.
- Volunteer to take the minutes, then pretend that you're actually taking them down.