My First Book Club Meeting

Today I took part in an adult book club meeting. I am a huge bookworm but I have never been part of a book club. As part of my New Years resolution, I decided to give it a try. I figured if I didn’t like it then I wouldn’t go back and if I did then I could continue. Right at this morning, I have not decided if I liked it or not.

The book we had to read for it was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The women who were part of the book club are very nice and insightful. A down side is that I am the youngest person there. Everyone else is much older. I have no problem with age and enjoyed discussing this book with these women. But, I think it would have been nice to have at least one more person who was closer in age. I did enjoy all the different opinions. We each took something from the book that related to our personal lives and they weren’t the same at all.

I decided to give it another shot to see if I can make a decision. I don’t really have any reason not to like it. I just don’t know if discussing what I read is my thing. I’ve always been an independent reader, but it is nice to have other women to talk to and learn about.

If it hadn’t been for my resolution to get out of my shell and try something new, I probably wouldn’t have signed up. I will keep you all informed on my take of the next meeting.

What are your feelings on book clubs or any group type hobbies?

Published by Ashleyhouck

I’m a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful angels and many fur babies.

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  1. I saw a book club poster in my local library so I want to try it out some time. I’m an independent reader too but I love ranting and fangirling about books and characters. I’m so glad you made this post and I’ll let you know how my experience goes! Thank you ❤

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  2. I’m delighted you took on something new, give it a chance. I became friendly with a colleague at work years ago, she was 40 years my senior and I learned so much about life from her. Sadly she is deceased now but she was an important part of my life. You might feel that way about one or two of your book club members soon!

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  3. I have never been in a book club, since I have so many books I need to read for research for my writing as well as books I read for my blog. There’s just no way someone else’s TBR would look just like mine, so I wouldn’t want to inflict it on anyone! And I too think of myself as an independent reader, but it is wonderful to get insights from a group. I have done this through my writing group. And, like you, I’ve always been the baby of the group–me and three retired and almost retired people who also like to write–all different genres. It’s been wonderful to have the different perspectives, based on being of different generations and having different outlooks. I’ve been in this group for more than 10 years now, and they have become some of my dearest friends. Maybe you could find a woman your age who might like to join you in your book club?

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    1. Unfortunately since I have been a stay at home mom for almost 2 years now, I don’t talk to too many people and the people I do talk to do not like to read if they don’t have to. This writing group sounds great though. I’ve tried finding one near me and I have had no luck. Thank you for your comment.

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