Sometimes I wish I belonged to a book club…and sometimes I’m glad I don’t. I actually do not read a lot of fiction…I like to learn new things, explore ideas and thoughts from the books that I read. Most book clubs are centered on fiction books and may even stay within a certain genre of writing, like romance novels. I did try a fiction group at the local library once, I read the book that was recommended, but then I was too busy to go to the meeting on the date that it was being discussed. so then I tried a group from the local convent that reads religious works. I bought the book, read it, enjoyed it…and then found out the day of the meeting that they had changed the on-line schedule and were actually reading a different book…you must update your website when you do that! So I’ve given up on the run of the mill book clubs
So I thought I could always start a book club of sorts on this blog. read a book maybe even a few chapters at a time and have an instant messenger discuss or a page on my blog where people could leave comments about what they have read.i thought that it may be a good idea for me to read the book first, so I started to read, “The Happiness Project,” Which I had been wanting to read for a while. Then, (insert evil cackle here), I acquired a copy of that book that they call mommy porn, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Now as I said, I rarely read fiction, but this book is like bubble gum for the brain…no deep thinking required…you read it, it tastes good for a little while, but then it loses it taste, so you spit it out…not something you want to be chewing on for a long time.
So let me know if you would be interested in something like this, and what kind of books you like to read. We can always put a short list together, and try it out for a few months. It would probably be a good idea to take a month with each book as we are all busy people. Let me know…
God Bless, Julia