I’m Maggie Shi, deputy editor for RealSimple.com, somewhat-obsessive pinner on a few of the Real Simple Pinterest boards, and semi-delinquent blogger over in the food section of Simply Stated. I’m excited to be leading my second book club discussion (in October, my favorite month!) and am eager to jump into Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts. I read his previous book, Devil in the White City, last year and found it hugely enlightening, so I expect nothing less from this one (especially since it’s been getting such overwhelmingly rave reviews). I love finding a book that’s educational while still being a fascinating read. And especially now that the days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting chillier, this will be a great excuse for me to spend some cozy nights at home in my PJ’s.
Enough chitchat—let’s get started. Here’s how we’ll break up the book over the next month:
For October 5: Parts 1, 2, and 3
For October 12: Parts 4 and 5
For October 19: Part 6 to the end
Looking forward to reading/chatting with you all!