Have you ever participated in a reading group or club?

@kel1483 (986)
United States
April 8, 2009 9:42am CST
Have you ever been a part of a reading group? If so, what was your experience like? I have never been a part of one. I love reading and I think it could be a nice way to meet new people who obviously would have atleast one thing in common with me (reading). I'm not overly social/outgoing, but it seems like it might be a nice way to socialize with new people.
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@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I have always wanted to join one. I just found one down the street but havne't gone to any of the meetings. I hear it's a lot of fun and you learn a lot about what the author is saying by hearing other peoples thoughts on the book
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@kel1483 (986)
• United States
9 Apr 09
It probably would be fun and interesting to see how others react and think of certain parts of the books, storylines and characters.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I have not participated in one, but I do think I would enjoy it. You're right it would be a great way to meet people that you have something in common with. Are you going to try it?
@kel1483 (986)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I'm not sure if I will try one. My shyness is winning out right now, but maybe int he future.
@freak369 (4974)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Our local library has a book club but the guy that runs it is really crabby and doesn't like me at all. They meet once a month to review a book but that only lasts about ten minutes, the rest of the time they are gabbing and gossiping so its not really my scene. There are a couple of independent ones at smaller bookstores that are a lot more fun and pick way better books. I actually got them turned on to Darren Shan and the Cirque Du Freak series. Imagine 40 - 60 year old women reading teen fiction and loving it! It can be a nice way to meet new people but you may have to try a few different clubs or places to find one that you feel comfortable with.
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@kel1483 (986)
• United States
9 Apr 09
That sucks about the guy being crabby and not really liking you. I wouldn't like it either if it was primarily people just getting together to gossip, that would really annoy me...so yeah I'd probably have to try a couple to find a good fit. It would be pretty interesting to hear 40-60 yr olds discussing some teen lit. I'm sure they would have some different reactions to certain things than if you were dicsussing it with younger people.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
9 Apr 09
I've tried to participate in a few informal ones but those tend to fizzle out as people get busy with other things. I think the more formal, bigger groups can be a good way to discover books you might not otherwise take a second look at as well as a way to meet people with similar interests and outlooks. I hate to say this, but I have to admit that these days I'm more interested in reading than socializing so I'd be in the club mainly for the book recommendations! I probably wouldn't be a very popular member.