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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Five Reasons You Need a Book Club Like Mine

I am gonna let you in on a little secret.  I am a slow reader.  I have to be totally engrossed in a book (or trapped in the wilderness without an Internet connection) to finish it in a timely manner.

That being said, I truly enjoyed the book that was picked for our first ever book club.  Look Again by Lisa Scottoline (who apparently has A LOT of books) was an easy summer read.

So if you are a slow reader like me, here are are few reasons why I think a book club like mine might help.

  1. Laughter.  I laughed so hard and so often last night that my face hurt the next day.  If you haven't had a GNO that left you with a hurting face from laughing lately you may want to start a book club.
  2. Small Snacks.  Our host had a plethora of dipable snacks and a fondue pot filled with chocolate.  I actually had a small smore, which was as delicious as it was cute.
  3. Adult conversation.  Sometimes I feel like my day revolves around children fighting over who can get sprayed with sunscreen first, who sings better, and who gets to pick the Wii game.  Last night we discussed topics that involved some thought, like whether or not single parents should adopt, if we, ourselves, have a go-to parent, and what we would do if  we found out our child belong to someone else.
  4. Motivation.  Nothing motivates me more than not-being-last.  I don't like to be the last to cross the finish line, I don't like to be the last to try a new dish, and I certainly don't want to be the only person who doesn't finish the book.  Nothing like a little peer pressure to motivate ya.
  5. Something to Toast.  It's no secret that I need little reason to raise a glass in a toast to friends.  Book Club is the perfect opportnity for that.
Happy Reading.

8 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I've always thought being in a book club would be great...this makes me want to start one :)

Pat said...

I've been wanting to join a book club for years, and finally did so when we wintered in Arizona. It was nice, but I didn't have nearly as much fun as YOU did! I think I need to introduce some wine and food to ours!

Amanda said...

Same here. I think book clubs are an awesome idea but it seems I'd have to start it myself. :)

becca said...

i need to look around and see if there is a book club near me

Kristie Maynard said...

My friend started a book club last fall and I haven't missed a single meeting. I have so much fun and have really read some very different books. Some good, some not so good. A couple months ago we read "The Help" and next month for our meeting we are going to dinner, discussing the book of the month and going to see the movie "The Help"
I'm a very slow reader too, but I read a lot. My Mom reads very quickly and skips words, I still can't figure that out. How do you know that it's a word you can skip if you don't read it? I just don't get it. Me? I read every single word and I do love reading, it's one of my favorite things to do.
Funny you should mention that book, it is on the list I put in for future books for our club to read.

septembermom said...

I have been thinking about starting or joining a book club just for the reasons that you listed.

Sounds like so much fun :)

Sverige said...

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline was a book club choice for my book club. Very nice writing style, enthralling, keeps you guessing. great ending. highly recommend this book to everyone.

Sverige said...

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline was a book club choice for my book club. Very nice writing style, enthralling, keeps you guessing. great ending. highly recommend this book to everyone.

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