Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My First Book Club

So basically I am a super nerd and it has always been a dream of mine to be part of a book club.  But I didn't really know how you go about finding and joining a book club.  So I started my own.

I threw it out there on Facebook that I wanted to start a book club and thought I would just wait and see if there were any responses.  And there were!  About 8 other girls responded and said that they were interested.  So I set up a Facebook group, we chose a book and set a date for our first meeting, which was this past Tuesday night.
All the time.
Now unfortunately, things came up for a few people, and so this first meeting was rather small.  But that's ok!  There were three of us there and we still were able to discuss the book and have some other good conversation.

Our first book was Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.  I thought it was a really good book and it kept me interested from the very beginning.  It was a good book to start with because it was fairly easy to discuss.  The neat thing about book club is that other people notice things that you might not in the book, so you get some different perspectives.  If you are a non-reader, you probably won't understand why you would care to have different perspectives, but as a reader I loved this aspect of it.    
First rule of book club? We're going to talk about books!
So my advice to you today, is that if you want to try something new, go for it!  This is what social networks are great for these days.  They can bring people together and get the word out there in ways that would have been impossible 15 years ago.  

There's one more item off the 30 before 30 list!

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3 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about trying to start a book club, but just haven't done it. I might just have to make it a priority!

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  2. Sounds awesome! I also started a bookclub a while ago on Facebook and we now have 10 awesome ladies who meet every month and have done for the last 3 years! I love it! Although our interest in books has dwindled... x

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