Saturday, February 6, 2010
To Book Club or Not To Book Club?? That Is The Question.
Okay, so here's the deal - Neither Gail nor I have ever belonged to a book club of any sort. We are constant readers, always have at least one book going at any given time, and a long queue waiting in various piles around the house and at the Public Library, but we've never done any organized group discussing of what we read since we were in college literature classes a thousand years ago. We feel a little resistance to reading something a book group chooses, rather than what we ourselves choose to read. On the other hand,
we like our neighbors, know this would be a good way to get to know some of them on a less-superficial level, and maybe read outside our comfort zone. Or not. So, here's my question to the women in this group blog and any readers who visit - have you ever belonged, or do you now belong to any sort of book club? What has your experience with this been? We can't be the only sixty-something year old women in America who've never belonged to a reading club, can we? Help us out here, I'm really asking for some indepth thoughts on this subject. (Photo: Our hall bookshelves.)