Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Things I'd like to try during a book discussion

Taken during the last book club discussion
of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones
Thank you, R, for the pic.

So I'm going to moderate the book club discussion this month, and I've chosen Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. It's such a serious book that it got me thinking of some 'non-serious' things I can do during a book discussion.

At the top of my mind:
  1. Make a loud sheep sound after someone's very long speech about the merits and profundity of the book. "Me-e-e-e-ehhh!"
  2. Bring my own 6-pack and drink all of it in 10 minutes. (Or I can just show up drunk.)
  3. Borrow someone else's book and doodle on the pages.
  4. Volunteer to take down the minutes but just write down "Yada yada yada..." or "Blah blah blah..." Then email the minutes to everybody, for their approval.
  5. Every 15 minutes, say, "Good grief! Just look at the time!"
  6. Take pictures of everyone with their mouths open. Better, turn off the airconditioning and take pictures of everyone's sweaty armpits.
  7. Speak like Yoda. "Very deeply mistaken, you are." Or, "Total crap, this discussion is."
  8. Bring my pet turtles and introduce them to everybody.
  9. Come in zombie makeup.
  10. Fart. (Wait, I think I've actually done this. Twice.)

5 comments:

Portobello's coffee said...

I like the zombie idea.

mental wayfarer said...

*gasp!* at #3, I'll be wearing a diaphanous blouse for #6, I speak like #7 in my head all the time (discussion or not) and ewww to #10 (give me fair warning next time)!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Portobello's coffee! We should do a zombie theme soon!

Hi, mental wayfarer! LOL! All right, will do!

Jack said...

Nice. I'm guessing you're tired of these, and never want to be invited to another one?

Peter S. said...

Hello, Jack. Not really. I just have an over-active imagination. :-)