Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Laugh!

Best friends in matching colors (not planned)

Best friends in matching colors (not planned)

photo2I can talk about books all day. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. I seldom tire of talking about books. Good books, bad books, books I’ve read and even books that I might someday read. I chat about books online, on the phone, and even with the hairdresser at the beauty parlor. But my favorite place to discuss books is with the gals of my book club. This month we met to discuss the monthly selection which was Mitch Albom’s “The TimeKeeper.”

In most instances, the book club has in-depth discussions. We dissect the characters, chop up the story and get to the heart of what worked and what didn’t. We also drink wine. And eat chocolate. But that doesn’t interfere with our book discussion…that was until this month.

Renee finishing the last few pages

Renee finishing the last few pages

At this month’s meeting, Spring rolled in fast and furiously. It came with an abundance of color and laughter.  It came with a new appreciation of time, especially time spent with friends. What began as a discussion of how the characters in the book misused their time, rapidly escalated into a laugh-fest about how each of used our time.

One of the gals in our group had recently taken a 48 day cruise, which is unquestionably quite a chunk of time. Her stories of the events that happened aboard ship during that time was beyond hilarious. I could  try to retell the stories she shared with us, but it wouldn’t seem nearly as funny without the wine, and the chocolate , and the other gals.

This much I can share with you…there is nothing more wonderful than having a group of friends to spend photo3the good times with. Grab those times and hold onto them, because right now you’re living the time of your life.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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