Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Girls Night Out!

So, I do not know what has gotten into me, but I have been a running machine! All I have wanted to do these past few days is RUN!!! I have run 2 out of the last 3 days (the only reason I didn't run the third day is because I was too busy to work out). Unfortunately, I have done both runs on the treadmill, but  regardless they have been great! I ran 4.5 miles on Monday in 40 minutes and 5 miles today in 45 minutes. I wonder how long this running streak will last.......

In other news, last night was our 2nd book club meeting and the book was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson.

My friend, Vicki, graciously hosted the event and there were LOTS of delicious food that various members contributed. To start we had:

Marinated Mushrooms
Cheese Platter
Homemade Guac and Chips

Mushroom Flat bread
Mushroom puff things
Veggies and Dip
I had a taste of everything and couldn't stop myself from munching while I made a plate, oops!

And what book club meeting/girls night is complete with out lots of wine:

For dinner, Vicki made Swedish Meatballs and egg noodles. 

I do not care for meatballs, so I just helped myself to another plate of delicious apps!! However, I heard the meatballs were very tasty and Vicky gave me a few to take home for Evan to try! 

Oh and some yummy brownies for dessert made by me and Mr. Trader Joe:

There were lots of discussions throughout the night that were very interesting and themes were brought up that I had not considered while reading the book. For example, how the characters of Harriet and Salander are similar in a way. There were other discussions, but I won't ruin the story if you haven't read it.

As for the book on a whole, I really enjoyed it! I thought (and everyone agreed) it had a VERY, VERY slow start, but picked up and got exciting towards the end. However, be aware it is a very graphic and traumatic story.

If you have read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," what are your thoughts? Also, how are the second and third books in this series??

Next months book is "Water for Elephants."

Has anyone read that book? If so, how was it?

What a GREAT night last night was!! I love book club, it is such a nice excuse to get out on a weeknight and drink, eat and discuss with INCREDIBLE women! Thanks Vicki!!!


  1. Wine is basically the cornerstone of book club, as far as I'm concerned.

    Water for Elephants is a lovely book. Not at all what I expected, but I'm glad to have read it.

  2. friend Jen is on I think the 3rd book in the series and likes them all so keep reading! She did mention they have a slow start, but once you get past that point...the books get great!