Do you hate book clubs? Maybe hate is not the correct word for it. Do you dislike reading what other people tell you to read? Do you despise dissecting every part of a book until you’re blue in the face? Do you loathe reading all of those intense books chosen by most book clubs? Do you have an aversion to trying something new? Is that why you haven’t joined a book club?
Well that was me 3 years ago. I didn’t join a book club because I didn’t want someone telling me what I should read. I didn’t want to give a book report. I didn’t want to read all of those heavy intense books.
Maybe like me, you just haven’t found the book club for you. B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) was a good fit for me. This book club meets at 6 PM on the first Thursday of every month at different eating establishments. The members of the club select a theme that changes each month. You choose whatever book you want that goes with that theme. Here’s how this works, next month our theme is “weather in the title”. You choose any book that has anything weather related in the title. For example, “Black Wind” by Clive Cussler, “Summer Rain” by Barbara Freethy, “Whiter than Snow” by Paul David Tripp or “Six Inches of Partly Cloudy” by Dick Goddard. See how that works? It is so easy and fun. We get a wide variety of books from all genres. You don’t have to be a public speaker to participate, just briefly say a little something about the book you selected. You get to hear about what other people are reading. And maybe something will interest you that you may not have thought you would have liked. If doing something new was one of your New Year’s Resolutions, then I suggest trying B.Y.O.B.
Next BYOB Meeting: Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 PM at Magoo’s. Theme: Weather in the Title