I finished The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd over the weekend.  I LOVED her first book, The Secret Life of Bees, when we read it in book club a couple of years ago.  So after reading that, I put Mermaid Chair on my paperback swap wish list.  Once I received the book, it sat in my TBR pile for a while. 

I have to say I enjoyed the book while I was reading.  It wasn’t one of those can’t-put-it-down, love-it-forever books, but it was fine.  I loved all the coastal Carolina imagery & thought the author did a great job really making you feel like you were there {or make mewant to be there!}.  I thought the relationships between the women/friends was interesting & good.  I thought the monk character Brother Thomas/Whit was really cool.  But for the life of me right now, I can’t remember the name of the main character.  That I take as not a good sign.

My book club chose The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein as our Feb pick.  I’d never heard of it until it was chosen in December.  I have to say I really enjoyed it.  I started Art on Sunday & finished it Monday night.  I couldn’t put it down & it was a super quick read.

The Art of Racing wasn’t the racing I was expecting, but I loved that surprise!  I learned a lot more about that racing & know a little more now about what Jason’s doing/thinking as he plays & then talks to me about Forza3000.

I loved that it was from the dog, Enzo’s perspective.  I thought Denny was a good character & such as nice guy.  I wish we’d seen more from Eve’s point of view as I really wondered what she was thinking!

I hope Moekitty thinks kinda like Enzo, the super cool pup.  Does Moe have the equivalent to an evil Zebra?!

Up next is March’s book club pick: Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls.