Reading, much like writing (and very often, wine drinking), is a solitary activity. Sure, Mom and Dad might have read aloud to you as a child, but not long after they realized you could decipher those characters on the page for yourself, you were on your own. If you enjoyed reading, that probably suited you just fine. After all, reading might be solitary, but it certainly isn’t lonely. You’re submerged in a completely different world from the one around you, deeply involved in the lives and inner dialogue of a host of characters. Still, at some point, you’ve got to come back to Earth, and it’d be nice to have someone to talk to about what you’ve just vicariously lived through — and to sip wine with.
That’s why the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale hosts the monthly Read Between the Wines book discussion (and wine sipping) group in the museum’s café. This Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., the book up for discussion is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. You can bring your own book or purchase one at the museum for $28 ($26 for museum members). Call 954-262-0255.
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015