I like the idea of belonging to a book club. If you’re like me, you can get in a rut. You know who and what you like to read and that’s what you read. This attitude can rule out a lot of good reading. That’s why I like belonging to a book club.
A book club can get you out of your comfort zone. You read books others suggest. You may be introduced to books you have never heard of or would have not considered. I like that idea because it challenges me. I have to step out of my box.
A blogger I read today would not agree with me. She is an avid reader but writes: One of the main reasons she isn’t part of a book club is, if a book doesn’t grab her early on she would rather not finish it, because there are so many other good books out there.
I would argue that we both are after the same thing. We want to read good books, but I don’t want to miss a good book because I didn’t try it.
So… my BF Jackie and I are starting up a book club. The first meeting is tonight. Jackie has been the main organizer of the club. The meeting will be at Jackie’s home and the book we read is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. We have snacks planned, five or six firm RSVP’s, and counting us seven or eight. It sounds like a good start.
What is your opinion of book clubs? Do you belong to one? Would you join if you had the opportunity?