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Book Clubs

I was going to write a book review today, but I have waaaay too much work to do to actually think about that without giving too much away about the book. So, I’ll just chat about where all these books are coming from.

I’ve always, always loved reading. I don’t know when I started reading, but I don’t remember when I haven’t had a book in my purse (or back pack, or whatever) for all those occasions when I have a little time for a quick snippet of another world.

THAT said, I’ve always hated having a book “forced” on me. Those books for I was supposed to read for school? Ya – hated it. Even if they may have been good ones. (Especially “classics” – if it was a book I’d pick up on my own; no problem…but classics…blech 😉 ) There are still a whole bunch of classics that I should probably read…

For that reason, I’ve always been hesitant to join a book club. What if all of the chosen books are ones I wouldn’t normally read? (I’m a historical romance, mystery lovin’ kinda gal.) What if I just didn’t have time to read the book before we met?? (I’m beginning to realize that I have this strange fear of letting people down for ridiculous things…but that’s for another post.)

What I didn’t realize is that’s precisely what book clubs are for! To GET me to read books that I wouldn’t normally read. (And I must admit, as much as I love Nora Roberts, I can’t read more than 3 in a row by her…) And the book club I joined is through my town’s Mom’s club…which means THEY’RE all busy too…which means they don’t care if I finish the book in time for the meeting 🙂 (Although, I do have to say that I have finished all of them on time so far, and have been the only one to do so…and there hasn’t been much discussion of books at these meetings 😉 )

Either way – I’m really glad that I’ve joined. I’ve enjoyed all of the books so far and it’s been a really great way to meet more people in my town!

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4 Responses

  1. Got to love bookclubs! Ours work a bit different, but surely broadens the horizons and opens the mnd.

  2. That’s great that you’ve always had that love of reading. I’m hoping to instill that in our children as well (and, so far, we’re off to a great start).

    I was a good reader, but didn’t love to read. I just didn’t find it all that interesting until I got older, although I loved being read to. Now that I really enjoy reading, I rarely have time to do it. I’ve recently joined a book club in town and just hope and pray that I’ll have time to finish the book by our meeting date shortly after the holidays. Would love to know how you carve out time to get the reading done.

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