I also get that maybe everyone won't read the book. We all have lives, we're all working and have lots of other stuff going on. We're all friends who have known each other a while, so it's not that we don't have anything to chat about when we do get together. It's just that....well I think we could get together for a chat another time. This is book club. You know, the book club they all were excited about starting.
I think it was when a member (no names mentioned) actually said could we NOT TALK ABOUT THE BOOK because she hadn't finished it. That was when I actually lost the will to live.
Am I being unreasonable here? Is that a normal thing to say at book club?
So we gossiped, ate cake, didn't talk about the book (which fyi was The Miniaturist and I hated it) and chose the next one. We now have two new book club members to the club, hopefully people that actually read, so things can only get better.
Well I now confess I joined another club. The coffee house I work in has started one and I thought I'd give it a go. I'll let you all know how that goes.
Are you in a book club? Ever thought of starting one?
In other news it's been brought to my attention that I shouldn't make my text centered. Really? Is that in a rule book I never read? Apparently it makes the readers eyes work too hard and they get bored and angry (really?) and click off. I don;t know how I feel about that.