Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Club

A couple months ago I joined a book club—I know, I know! Like I need something else on my plate! But I figured, I love reading. I love to talk about books. Eh…why not, right?

Holy Beautifully Brilliant Bookanistas

Yep—Book Club really is that fabulous.

Here are seven things I completely heart about Book Club

1) The food—it’s like dinner on the Julia Childs’ show. A mini-meal compliments of Super Chefs-R-US. Desserts rivaling Martha Stewart. Even the wine’s divine. Yeah—my new book club friends are so going to regret letting me in their group when it’s my turn to host.

2) The book discussion—enlightening, informative, engaging. It’s an interactive Good Reads. Love it.

3) Three hours of “me” time. Enough said.

4) The non-book-related tangents. Hi-larious. I think I snort more in those three hours than I do in a month.

5) The ladies—my new book club friends—they’re beautiful, sparkling, vivacious people and I’m so glad to know them.

6) Have I mentioned the food? Mmmmm…

7) And finally…I love book club because it gets me to read books I wouldn’t ordinarily read. And not just any books—prodigiously fantastic books. Normally I read a ton of YA with a sprinkling of James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Thanks to Book Club, I’m now a Jodi Picoult fan. And The Help—eve-ry-one should read that book. Probably one of the most well-crafted, beautiful, omg-hilarious stories I’ve ever read.

And this month we’re reading Room—can’t wait!

So there’s my B-post. Book Clubs—everyone should have Book Club Buddies. How about you? Do YOU belong to a Book Club?

27 comments:

  1. I love my book club. We've read the two you mentioned and love them both. You should also read A Discovery of Witches. Possibly the best book I've EVER read. EVER. EVER. EVER. An adult Twilight and dare I say it... waayyyyyyyy better. Wow. So so so so so so so so so so good. So good that I started and put down 15 books upon completion of that one.

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  2. I have always wanted to join one...I just might now! Thanks for all reasons why!

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  3. I don't belong to one but I should join just to have said "me" time, lol.

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  4. I should find a book club. I belonged to a writing group in Michigan and tried to find one when I moved to NJ...I'll bet a book club would be easier to find/form.

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  5. I've never been part of a book club, but I've pondered it. I've seen one or two on Meetup, but didn't like the sound of them. If I come across one and it's convenient for me to join, I definitely will.

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  6. I've always wanted to join a book club but I have yet to find others with a similar interest! Plus, I work most nights, so it really puts a damper on things! I'm glad you found one and really enjoy it!

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  7. p.s. your word verification is on...and I think you told me that it sucks...so can you turn yours off? It's under the settings. Thanks.

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  8. No unfortunately I don't belong to one. Besides which my house is so small I could seat more than two other people comfortably!

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  9. I love my book club. I agree with all your reasons! I am the weak link as far as cooking goes in my book club. Does the host do the whole meal for your club? For ours, the host does the main dish and then everyone brings side dishes, dessert, wine, etc.

    P.S. We read The Help, too. Just finished Unbroken.

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  10. I would love to join one! A friend of mine was going to start one but it never got off the ground, not sure we'd have time now though.. deep sigh. And, I've also got a copy of The Room sitting on my desk upstairs! To be read.

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  11. I would love to join a book club, I just can't find the time.

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  12. I miss my book club, had to give it up when I went back to school, only 2 more months and I can join again. Miss the food, the banter, the fact that we're not talking about homework and there are no kids around.

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  13. I would love to join a book club! But it would have to be online.

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  14. I so want to join a book club (even more so now that I read your post). But I live in this ever-so-small, rural town. Just don't see it in my future. So I'll just live vicariously through your blog post. Your book club sounds divine.

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  15. I'm a little jealous of your awesome book club! :D Sounds so fun!

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  16. Alison, you are wonderful! Loved this post, love your blog! AND I'm glad you love your book club. Sounds like heaven!

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  17. I heard so many good things about 'Room' and Emma is such a lovely and helpful writer! I'm jealous of your club.

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  18. I'd love to be in a book club, though I'm with you on the whole 'not a chef' thing. It's one of the things I most look forward to about working in a bookstore, being able to talk about books with real live people! I read Room last month, it'll make you think.
    - Sophia.

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  19. Brilliant B Alison! That story reminds me of workshops with the Romance Writers of NZ, exquisite food and delightful company.

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  20. Excellent post! I do not belong to a book club. Maybe I should try it sometime. Kinda busy. But I can see the benefits and the fun people have. Eating. Talking. Snorting. It doesn;t get any better than this.

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  21. Sounds like some good reasons to heart a book club. I have not thought about a book club before but I think I would like to start one. I think you are on to something here. Thanks for the idea.


    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples

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  22. I'm following my 100th follower! BTW - you're awesome. Me thinks more men need to be in book clubs. Happy A2Z!

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  23. I don't like book clubs. I'm too picky on what I read next. I like to take my time and read what I want. Though I do adore discussing books.

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  24. I've never belonged to a book club, partly because I don't want to be forced to read a boring book! It sounds like you've found a great book club, with great food too!

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  25. I think I would have stuck with my book club if there'd been wine involved. It was a great batch of women, but mostly Mormon, so there was no alcohol involved. Maybe I just need to look harder for a good fit, as your experience sounds fabulous!

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  26. I don't belong to a book club...but I really should. I kind of stick to reading one genre. I know a few book clubs I could join, though. Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and do it :)

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