Our second book club meeting was another success! This month we read Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. We met up at Cafe Madrid for Tapas and sangria. We actually spent the majority of our time discussing the book and questions related to it.
The quotes or parts of the book we discussed included:
"No floodgate had been opened, no vault of true womanhood unlocked"
This one led to all of us telling the story about how we lost our virginity's. Everyone had such different stories and we all laughed and/or sympathized with them.
"I have the nagging sense that my true friends are waiting for me beyond college, unusual women whose ambitions are as big as their past transgressions, whose hair is piled high, dramatic like topiaries at Versailles, and how never, ever say 'too much information' when you mention a sex dream you had about your father."
This one led to us all talking about how grateful we were to have really amazing women(and men) and the importance of finding your people. We also talked about the qualities we look for in friends.
"Barbie's disfigured. It's okay to play with her just as long as you keep that in mind"
This one led to us discussing the importance of loving our bodies and how society can really alter our image of what "beautiful" can be.
"I've always had a talent for recognizing when I am in a moment worth being nostalgic for."
It's important to realize when you're in a moment that you're going to reminisce about one day.
"Fellows: If you are rude to me in a health-food store? I will be intrigued by you. If you ignore me in a group conversation? I'll take note of that, too. I especially like it when a guy starts out rude, explains that it's a defense mechanism, and then turns even ruder once I get to know him."
We talked about toxic relationships, what kind of guys we go for, and what we find attractive.
"When someone shows you how little you mean to them and you keep coming back for more, before you know it you start to mean less to yourself."