I hope you are all having a good start in the weekend!
Today, it would normally be our beloved Danny here to sit down with you guys, drinking a cup of coffee and start the weekend off with friendly discussion. However, when we were chatting earlier in the week, I mentioned that I was going to a book club I had started up a few months ago and she thought that would make a great topic for this weekend!
Like many of you, I’ve been a reader as long back as I can remember, and it’s a rare time that I have a conversation about a book that doesn’t have me gushing with how affected I was by the book in question.
As such, I’ve been a member of several book clubs over the years.
My first book club, and my most enduring one, has been my on-again, off-again society of me and my BFF of nearly 30 years (yes…I AM that old…). BFF and I have always shared a love of books, though not always the same ones. My love of romance is often lost on her as her love of political biography. However, without BFF I never would have read Twilight which was my gateway drug to the blogosphere. BFF and I are planning to go back to one of our first loves, Stephen King, next month and read Doctor Sleep. WOOT for REDRUM REDUX!!!!
From this informal but frequent book club has sprung a couple of sporadic clubs, ones that start and flourish but inevitably succumb to the pressures of other commitments. So it was with no small amount of surprise that now, in by far the busiest time in my life (three kids, full time job, part time job, heavily volunteered and book blogging, what?) that some moms I’m friendly with through my kids’ school wanted to start a book club.
But I couldn’t say no! It was too delicious a proposition. A group of adults I can go out with on a monthly basis, drink some wine and gush over the hotness that is Noah and Echo (yes, our most recent selection was Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry and it KILLED!!)….um…yeah….sign me up for a shit ton of that action!
So it’s been fun! We’ve read 7 books together so far and are starting to branch out into other genres and it’s just a really nice time (did I mention girl time, wine and NOAH FREAKING HUTCHINS!?!?). But it also makes me realize how grateful I am for the community I’ve found in all of you online! When we were stumped last night looking for our next book (one vote for ChickLit Romantic Comedy, one vote for Thriller/Mystery sans Horror), I leapt to Twitter and hit my book peeps up! And you guys came through, as I had no doubt you would!
So tell me……
Do you (my dear Readers) participate in a book discussion group offline too?
….or is online where it’s at for you?
Tell me – I’d LOVE to know!!