I’ve been homebound for two weeks, which has been great for my reading and recovery, but not so great for my cabin fever. I was definitely ready to venture out and in true Bookgirl fashion my first outing yesterday was to the bookstore for book group. It was so nice to hang out with friends, books and a cafe mocha.
We met to discuss Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith which follows investigator Arkady Renko as he tries to uncover who killed a successful businessman. His superiors claim it was suicide but lots of signs point to foul play. I hadn’t read anything by this author before and while I thought the mystery was a bit anti-climatic, I have to say I was really drawn into the story of The Zone, the radioactive wasteland surrounding Cheronbyl.
I hadn’t really thought much about what happened to the land since the disaster. I just assumed it was a barren wasteland but through reading the book and of course discussing with the members I’ve learned that all kind of wildlife live there now and it’s actually considered a wildlife sanctuary. Can you believe that?
Anyway, a great evening. Next month we’ll be discussing The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny which I’m very excited about as that’s a series I really enjoy. In the meantime, I did start a new mystery this morning, Pretty In Ink by Karen E. Olson. I’ll tell you more about it soon.