Have you noticed there are bookclubs everywhere? And bookclub websites everywhere. I may have mentioned that my library offers a “book club in a bag” that includes ten copies of a book and a lending period of six weeks. It is rather popular.
My alma mater, American University, is launching a book club featuring the work of alumni. Very sporting of them, I think. I might even be interested in reading the books, although it is unlikely that I’d be able to attend any of the campus gatherings. In fact, I generaly have trouble with that part. The showing up. I read most of the titles the Chicago Public Library picks for One Book One Chicago, but I’ve never bothered to attend a discussion. I keep looking at the myriad of book clubs that my own library runs, but I haven’t joined one yet. I participate in one small book club with a group of friends.
AU’s first pick is from Carolyn Parkhurst. I read an earlier title from her and couldn’t stand it, I am sorry to say. Perhaps with different subject matter…
This summer, I have two goals: Anne’s Official Summer Epic – The Brothers Karamazov, and the goal foolishly laid out for The Weekend Assignment – reading each of the “souvenir” books I have picked up while travelling. I think I have two down and four to go, assuming that I buy nothing in Toronto.
Now if I could only get off the Internet.