- I really miss taking an English class where they make you read a book you would hardly ever choose yourself, then discuss it in class. The differing points of view and alternative book choices expand your mind and cause me to read much more closely. Also, on my own I end up reading way too many “fun” books which can be a little like candy as they don’t cause me to think about too much. Bookclubs make me read things with some meat on their bones, discussion-worthy.
- The enjoyment of a book is drawn out and savored for a month and alternatively the stinkers can be laughed off or moaned over, or even blamed on someone else!
- It can be a bonding experience over laughter, wine and a good book. You make friends and memories and have a good time doing it.
My current bookclub, I think this is the fourth or fifth, is awesome. I knew only one person and just four meetings later, all the ladies are becoming my friends and the book choices have been pretty good, the members actually show up to meetings and we meet every month. I couldn’t ask for anything more! Are you currently or have you ever been in a bookclub?