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Happy Bodies book club!

April 1, 2011

Great news, readers.  Happy Bodies is starting a book club!

We’re choosing books that are body positive, sex positive, both fiction and non-fiction.  We’ll keep the blog and Library page updated with the book we’re reading.  After you read the book, you have two awesome ways to participate:

  1. Participate in an ongoing discussion via the Happy Bodies group on Goodreads.  Signing up is free and easy, and it’s a fun way to rate and organize the books you’ve read (in addition to discussing the book we’re reading!).
  2. The Happy Bodies authors will post about the book (reviews, rants, all kinds of great bloggy stuff), and you participate in the comments as well as submit your own review.

Our first book is “The Edible Woman” by the inestimable Margaret Atwood. 

From Goodreads:

Marian has a problem. A willing member of the consumer society in which she lives, she suddenly finds herself identifying with the things being consumed. She can cope with her tidy-minded fiancé, Peter, who likes shooting rabbits. She can cope with her job in market research, and the antics of her roommate. She can even cope with Duncan, a graduate student who seems to prefer laundromats to women. But not being able to eat is a different matter. Steak was the first to go. Then lamb, pork, and the rest. Next came her incapacity to face an egg. Vegetables were the final straw. But Marian has her reasons, and what happens next provides an unusual solution. Witty, subversive, hilarious, The Edible Woman is dazzling and utterly original. It is Margaret Atwood’s brilliant first novel, and the book that introduced her as a consummate observer of the ironies and absurdities of modern life.

You can also e-mail us at happybodiesblog [at] gmail [dot] com with any suggestions of books you think we’ll enjoy.  Happy reading!

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