Thursday, August 18, 2011
Do You Get Fulfillment Out of Your Book Club?
As soon as I became settled in a new location after college and had a solid group of friends near me, I knew it was time to start a book club of my own and I did and it was a success. Such a success that it felt like work. After three years of solely organizing the book club I needed a break.
I took my break, the book club continued on, I started a book blog, and after a couple of years I rejoined, tentatively. Dipped a toe in. Every other month or so they would read a book that I really wanted to read and you know what? I learned to love my book club again. I got out of it again what I wanted. We were discussing great books, books that I loved sometimes more than anything else that I was reading. We were planning activities. The location was at a neutral place and when that didn't work we would split the location between our own homes because we've grown up now and have actual living rooms and not just studio apartments. We all bring snacks and it is fun. Most of all, it's no one's sole responsibility and it is fulfilling once again and I have re-discovered my book club and I love it.
How about you? Do you have a book club and do you love it?