Update

I’ve been gone a bit longer than I thought I would. I’ve been reading but not really books. I’ve been reading fanfic. Harry Potter fanfic. I’ve decided to make a blog post about my favorites and share them with you so if you’re interested in that kinda thing you can read some.

I think I’ve found some really great ones. My favorites are ones where Ron and Hermione are NOT a couple. #sorrynotsorry

So the next blog post should be a list of my top fanfics for y’all to peruse if you so choose. I should post it mid next week some time.

 

XoXo

M

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It’s Been A While…

Hey Y’all!

It’s been a while, I know. But that last few months have been CRAZY! We moved, overseas! Say whaaaat?! But yep, we made the big move and are finally settling in. It’s been a lot hectic trying to find a home, register our oldest for school, find places to shop, get our car ready to use (which it still isn’t, so we’re still walking a lot).

But I’ve been reading! A lot! So I will be playing catch up on my reviews starting today and probably for the next few days. So keep a look out. Hopefully, I can recommend something to you that you may not consider to pick up usually. Which is always my goal!

XOXO

M.

Am I Making a Mistake?!

So recently I decided, on a whim, that maybe joining forces with the ASC on base may bring more support and people to the book club. Maybe it’s because I’m 19 weeks pregnant and care so little about anything else outside my family right now (this child is making my life miserable, I’m pretty sure I’m having a baby dragon with all this heartburn), that I just was all, yeah sure join but you won’t be taking over anything.

I had considered this before until it was mentioned charging for membership- nope not gonna happen. I already have a terrible time getting people to show the hell up for book club, charging people even as little as $5 won’t help matters. I have catered to everything these women want- allowing children, weekend meetings, meeting at one location instead of house hopping…earlier meetings.

And still the same 5 people show up. I might as well change the name to Margaret’s Awesome Friends- who happen to read club.

Who knows? Maybe I made the right decision. Maybe I didn’t. I do know if any old bitties try and usurp this club from me they will rue the day they messed with me. I’m that far gone in this pregnancy. Total bitch mode. 21 more weeks.

M

Book Club

So last month we didn’t meet cause people don’t want to participate. Which really confuses me. Why join a club and not participate?!! How does that make sense to anyone? To me, if you join a club it’s for a reason…you either have that interest and you want to explore and foster it more or you want to try something new.

It’s book club. The hardest part is reading the book. Cause you have to 1. Find the time, 2. Be interested enough to read it, 3. Care to participate.

I know you’re probably reading this thinking, ‘why not just give up on it already?’ Well, I could and trust me I have wanted to many, many times. But, I can’t. Book Club is great. Getting to experience new world’s, meet new people, and explore a new book that you might not have otherwise, that’s amazing and fun and so relaxing.

You don’t even have to read the book to come to book club. Come and drink some wine, meet some nerdy cool people, and relax. We can tell you all about what you missed in the book. We literally discuss the book for maybe 30 minutes then talk about whatever else we want. It’s to hang out, be nerdy, drink wine, and relax. Need to make new friends? Hello! Book. Club. You cannot make better friends than people who read. After all, we read and make imaginary ones on a regular basis.

I get being shy. But if you don’t come out at least once, you’ll never meet that one person who could be your new best friend. Just try it once.

I instituted a ‘if you don’t participat, then you’re booted from group’ policy. Bitch move. I know. But, something had to be done. It was turning into the Margaret and Pals Nerd Gathering. Not that I mind, but I want to meet people and bond over reading and other nerdy things.

Read. Don’t read. Whatever gets you out. Just come out once. You know when we meet. 

I promise I don’t bite. Well, not at first.

M

New Things Happening & A bit of a rant

So I’ve been given an option for book club to make it better. I am considering taking it and running in hopes that 1. more people show up and participate, 2. book club doesn’t have to dissolve due to lack of participation and my frustration with slackers, 3. it would take some pressure off of me.

What people don’t get is that when I do something, I will literally stress myself out until that event is over. I sometimes make myself sick I stress so much. Then when people don’t bother to show up because they suck and don’t think about anyone but themselves, I stress more because I feel like I did something wrong. It’s frustrating. It’s so damn frustrating. But MORE than that, it’s rude. At some point, if you’re a part of a group it should come into your head to actually participate in said group. Why join a group if you don’t want to do anything? Why join if you’re not willing to participate? If there’s something that you think could make it better, why stay quiet? Maybe your idea is the key to this whole group becoming spectacular. Maybe we’re just waiting for you to actually open your mouth and let that awesome come out.

But people don’t get that here. For some reason, being considerate is just not something people are anymore. Why? When did it become okay to show up half an hour late to a meeting you scheduled with me? or not show up at all when you RSVP’d? I mean come on, if you don’t want to do something, then say so. Don’t pussy-foot around it. You won’t hurt my feelings if you’re honest. Just say so. I have other things to do. I have a family and other responsibilities. I have a life. Sometimes I don’t understand people. Were you not raised to respect people? I was. If  I know I can’t or don’t want to do something, I say, No. If something happens, I try to let that person know asap so they aren’t sitting there going, “where is she?”. It’s rude. So rude. And I’m so tired of it.

Try. That’s all I ask. Try to do something outside your comfort zone. Just once. Read a book you wouldn’t normally read. Go to a gathering or party you probably wouldn’t go to. Talk to a person who wouldn’t normally talk to. Just. Try. It’s like the people here who constantly complain about not knowing people or having friends. How is that my fault? or my problem? You stay at home and don’t try to meet people. There is a TON of stuff to do in this area- and you sit at home on your butt all day/night and complain on a Facebook forum to hundreds of others people. Stop being a little bitch and do something about for yourself. Make your own opportunities.

I just needed to get that out there. And off my chest. I feel better.

Hopefully I can get book club running better and maybe participation will grow. I won’t hold my breathe, but maybe I’ll cross my fingers.

Stay nerdy,

M.