22.11.12

Book Club Update


Reader, I have joined a new book club. 

I have written before about my book club experiences and had some very interesting comments. 


This wasn't my plan as I was enjoying my reading freedom but somewhere deep inside my psyche I wasn't finished with book club. Chatting at a birthday party I got into conversation with a book and writing enthusiast. I found I was talking to a book club leader who so happened to have a vacancy. Sometimes opportunities present themselves and you have to be open to them. So I expressed my interest and have since been accepted into the group. And I am quite excited.


It all seems a far cry from my first experience:they are not afraid to find fault in a book and the members have a democratic voting system where each member proposes several suggestions and the group votes to select one book. Meetings are every 4-6 weeks and books are rated/scored according to a set criteria. The book club was originally village based but now some members live outside of the village. Most people know at least one member outside of the group.


There is a New Year meal in January with the first meeting later in the month; the first book is Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. I am hosting in October.


It's funny how things turn out isn't it?



7 comments :

  1. Fantastic. This sounds much more like it! :)

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  2. Hello Claire. Have found you via a link on 365 Less Things and on reading your posts (current and older) find we have much in common - could've written the recent wardrobe post myself (but not so well!!!)You are now in my Favourites list - keep up the good work! Best wishes from Megan in Sydney, Australia

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    1. Hello Megan. It's great to have some new readers on the same wavelength via 365 Less Things. Thanks for your kind comment and welcome xo

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  3. I'm in a book club, too. We do the proposing a book in turn without having to ask anyone else, but as we don't propose our favourite books, but mostly ones we have heard about but never came around reading yet, there is no hesitation like the one you described in your earlier post. We critizise happily. Happy you have found one for you as well!

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  4. Hi Sanna - lovely to have met you via 365 Less Things. Thanks for commenting and it's great to hear positive things about book clubs :)

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    1. Thank YOU for writing such an interesting blog. I've been reading for quite a while (I think, I found you, when you commented on Vappu's blog). I'm in awe that you took up the challenge to write every day and just did it!

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    2. :) daily posts are a challenge but I'm enjoying it

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