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Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Book Club

May 11, 2012

I have belonged to two incredible book clubs.  One in Charlotte, North Carolina and one here in New Providence, New Jersey.

Book Club is the BEST.  THING.  EVER.

I love to read, so getting me to read the books is nothing.  The other benefits I get out of book club are just so awesome, I can’t even begin to count them.  Or maybe I can.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Club

  1. It forces me to clean my house when it’s my turn to host.
  2. My turn to host is only once a year.
  3. I get to talk to other smart moms about something other than our children.
  4. I talk from the smartest parts of my brain, and out of the dumbest parts of my ass all in the same night.
  5. No one is judged.
  6. I cook fun snacks for book club girls while feeding my own family TV dinners.
  7. After hosting, when everyone leaves, I have great leftovers and extra bottles of wine.  Plus a clean house.  Score!
  8. My husband puts the kids to bed.
  9. I stay up past 10PM.
  10. I end the night inspired.  Not by unknown authors or famous people.  But by my friends.  Man, I have smart friends.

If you love to read and are not part of a book club, find one.  If you can’t, come to mine.

If you don’t like to read, give it a try.  It is nothing like it was in middle or high school.  Trust me.  I was a middle and high school English teacher.  Book club and English class are two totally different species.

If you’re lucky, you may find a book club full of wonderful people who still let you show up even when you haven’t read the book.

Just remember….

Whether it’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” or “Pillars of the Earth,” what happens in book club stays in book club.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. ashleyinnc permalink
    May 11, 2012 7:52 AM

    Love this! Books are the greatest! 🙂 I cannot imagine my life without them and then finding people to share them with is like the cherry on top of life’s great sundae!

    • May 11, 2012 8:06 AM

      Book club AND sundaes? Even better!

  2. August 8, 2012 4:31 PM

    I too belong to a book club (my 5th or is it 6th?) I like it for all the same reasons you mention but also because it makes me read a different type and/or quality book than I would normally read. Would love to see some short reviews on the list of the books your club has read.

    • August 9, 2012 12:06 PM

      I whole-heartedly agree with you, Kendra! If it weren’t for my book club, I never would have even picked up some of my favorite reads. Getting out of my habitual genre is yet another reason to love book clubs! I may have to deliver on some reviews on some titles. Stay tuned!

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