Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a “hop”. The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.
For this week’s question, Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews asks:
How many book clubs do you belong to? If you do belong to an in-person book club, do you have meetings in the day or evening? Do you meet at someone’s house or meet at a local restaurant or coffee house?
I currently belong to two book clubs!
Lit & Lager
This book club began on August 30th, 2017, and I have been a member since day one! We meet in person once a month, always at a restaurant around dinner time. We’ve discussed meeting at members houses, but we’re waiting to get to know one another a bit more so everyone would be comfortable with it. We all usually get a drink or two along with dinner.
We begin the meetings giving a thumbs up or a thumbs down for the book, without diving into why we voted one way or the other.
Then we jump into an activity of some sort that we keep related to the book but that ideally allows us to get to know one another a bit more. This activity could be a question that everyone is to answer like when we read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and we brought in three words that best described ourselves.
When we read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, the book leader that week (Amber!), brought in little paper houses. We each picked a house from the pile and then found the person who had a matching house to ours and talked about where we were raised.
I hosted the discussion for The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and I chose to bring in little baggies of gummy worms; some all sour, some all regular, and some were a mix. If you’ve read this book, you’ll understand my humor with this pick.
After the activity, we go around the table picking discussion questions out of a bag. These questions really get the conversation going, but we usually end up talking long after the last question was discussed!
Work Book Club
I also just recently found out that there is a book club at my work! I haven’t been to a meeting yet, but I can’t wait to go to the first one! We meet during the lunch hour right there in our office.
Thanks for reading!
Do you partake in any book club meet ups?