Morning Meanderings… What Makes A Book Club Work
Yes, it is about that time of month again when I talk book club. I can’t help it. I love that group of girls so! Tuesday evening while we sat around chatting before the review with plates full of food from the book ‘The Secret Life of Bees” and salted peanuts in coke (more on that later….), one of the girls said something that really touched my heart.
She said that she loved our book club and had to tell us why. She had been in a book club before that just did not work. She said that the group would have a book they would read but some would read it, most would not. The group would gather and have wine and talk and rarely get to the book. There was no one who brought questions to the group about the book or kept a discussion on track.
It’s no secret I love my book club. We have such an amazing group of ladies who each bring something to add to the group. They are willing to dig in and discuss the hard topics, and laugh about the fun stuff.
It’s not always easy pulling off a book club night, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love planning the food around the book and it has stretched me to make new things and try different cultures. Each book, even before I open that first page has me thinking, “what will I learn? How can I implement that into the meeting? What foods will me encounter? What music?” Where can I get a skeleton?” (Ok just kidding on that last one… at least so far ;) )
I love doing the extras for book club. I love to fully experience the book. Bookies has come a long way in our almost 13 years. I wouldn’t trade a moment.
Next book up…. A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra….
Oh the possibilities.