attend: silent book club

I have a problem: I join too many Facebook groups. Most of them are book-related which also is a problem because I have over a thousand books on my Goodreads TBR. Anyway, one of them, Forever35 Book Club (from the excellent Forever35 podcast, check it out!), had a post about something called a Silent Book Club and I became very curious.

Upon investigation, I found out that it’s not your typical book club! Instead of picking one book for everyone to read and discuss, this book club lets you choose whatever book you want to read and picks a place for you to meet up and read it among other people! It’s an introvert’s dream!

Was it wise to bring this particular book to read in public? Jury’s still out.

I’ve kept this somewhat quiet on the blog but I did move to California earlier this year. And I have struggle mightily with meeting people. Finding out about Silent Book Club was a godsend. I kept track of when the LA meetup would be and counted down the days. It was such a lovely experience at a local coffee shop. Reading for an hour at a table with others doing the same and then talking about books, movies, and television afterward.

I can’t recommend this experience enough. If you feel like you don’t have time to read, this is a great way to take some time to do it for at least an hour. And you get to meet some really wonderful, fellow book lovers! Win win!

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