I'm about to head out to my first book club meeting. I have showered and dressed and straightened my hair. And I feel ready for this. A bunch of women I've never met and only one I have. But I think it's the season for making new friends and thus, with the sweetest invitation I've ever received, I'm forging my way through the thicket of the unknown in the hopes of what lies beyond. Intellectualism, bookish peers, and one Friday night a month to spend among like-minded women. Wish me luck!