Friday, April 20, 2007

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year by Virginia Ironside

Marie is about to turn 60 and decides to start keeping a diary. She believes that she should start taking advantage of all the perks of old age (free rides on the Tube, for example) and not try to be young. In this funny novel, the reader follows Marie over eighteen months of her life while she gets comfortable with having lots of free time, becoming a grandma, the aches of getting older, and a possible romance. No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club reminded me of an older version of Bridget Jones's Diary. It was a lot of fun.

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