I just returned from my third meeting of my newly formed book club with the pick being Angela’s Ashes and included some new and return members. All of us liked the book but both my mom and I had previously read the book didn’t finish it this time nor found it as riveting, although is still worth the read. For the most part it was a very enjoyable meeting, and after a vote, our book for November is Tinkers by Paul Harding.
Now I come to the difficult member, this was her first meeting and was extremely racial and it was visible that everyone else was appalled by this behavior. Saying sex under the use of alcohol even if consensual is rape and several inappropriate comments on race and religion being unmoving to disagreement. My mother and I are co-moderators and tried to cut her off directing to a new issue or how another person felt. Obviously, I should wait to make sure she returns to another meeting before addressing the issue but if so and this continues how should this be addressed. Or was what I stated above the most appropriate thing right now. It is so frustrating how ignorant and bigoted people can be.