Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book Club Tonight!

Book Club is meeting at my house tonight.  We're discussing THE KITCHEN HOUSE, by Katheleen Grisson, which was an excellent read. 

When a group of friends from church -- we had all made a retreat together -- decided to form a book club, I wasn't sure if it would work for me.  Like many of you, my "To Be Read" stack of books reached to the ceiling.  With so many stories, many written by my good friends, I didn't want to "have" to read a book that wasn't on my TBR list.  But after the very first meeting, I changed my mind, and now I always look forward to our monthly get-togethers.

Here are a few reasons why I think book clubs are great for writers:

1.  Exposure to books we might not have read on our own.
2.  The discussion helps us "see" stories through the readers' eyes.
3.  We quickly learn what hooks the reader and draws her into the book.
4.  A night spent talking about books is always a treat!
5.  The food is delicious.
6.  Getting together monthly with dear friends is so, so special.

What do you like about book clubs?

Happy reading!

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Debby Giusti

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PamelaTracy said...

A bookclub is on my radar. I've been invited to join one, but so far have not made a single meeting (first two of this year). Does your read just fiction?

Debby Giusti said...

Do it, Pam. You'll enjoy the discussions. Sometimes, if I'm on deadline especially, I don't have time to read the entire book, but at least I've had some exposure to a new author or a new genre.

The gals in my group like literary and trade publications. And yes, we just read fiction.

Dana Mentink said...

Nothing better than a book club!

Debby Giusti said...

Book Club is over. We had a wonderful time. Great discussion about the book. Good food. Special friends.

I love my book club!