I have been reading a tremendous number of books lately. When I finish a book, I am usually eager to discuss it with someone of like mind. I oftentimes run into problems with this.
Back when I was a kid, my mother would call me into her room and read me (seemingly) moving excerpts from the book she was currently reading. Since I had no idea what she was talking about, I nodded politely and walked away. That’s how I think many of my friends and family feel when I bring up certain topics.
This morning, I came up with a great idea. I would look around the local area for a good book club for me to join. I would enjoy nothing more than to read a book and then sit in on a discussion and share my views of the book. Unfortunately, all the book clubs I found locally are limited by age, race, gender and every other sub group you can think of. They are quite exclusive. I guess I agree with their approach. I mean, what group of 80 year old women wants a 16 year old boy sitting in on their book club? I learned that these things are really sliced and diced.
So, I moved my search online. I thought to myself, “Hey, there is everything else online, why not a book club?” I am happy to report that there are quite a few online book clubs. I haven’t found any with set times and dates for discussion, but one of the better ones has a good choice of books and a very active forum. This should take my mind off the rest of the world’s goings on. Perhaps one day I will even find a live book club…one with web cams and all that. Now, that would be something.
If you have any suggestions for someone like me, someone who is interested in discussing good books, please let me know. Thank you.