Book Blogger Hop: March 30th
I suppose my answer to this week’s question depends on what you think classifies as a ‘true’ book club. Do you factor into account online book clubs and groups? Or is it strictly regarding social clubs that meet regularly. The question’s vast (in a good way, of course!) so I’ll answer it the best I can.
In a similar fashion to last week’s answer, this question factors in my lack of a current social life. My presence online is without a doubt more pronounced, so at least give me that, but no, my social skills are really lacking. Because I don’t know that many people where I’m currently living and know even less who share a literary interest, I am not a member of any local book clubs who meet up and discuss their book of the month. Though, saying that joining a book club that’s local to me and actually meets in-person would definitely be a good way for me to actually make connections with people who are interested in the same types of things that I am. The only issue with this is that I’m rather drawn into myself – I’m a big introvert (INTP, to be precise) and it’s always been difficult for me to meet new people in person. Along with this, I think it’d be difficult to locate a book club that’s worthwhile and worth me joining, as well as being close to my age group. I was involved in a book club/society during high school and it’s definitely something that I’d like to get involved in again.
Online, though, I am involved in quite a few GoodReads groups. That being said, I’m more so an active lurker rather than somebody who actively partakes. I try my best to get involved, but a part of me is also afraid of joining a GoodReads book club – or any other online book clubs – because I’m afraid I won’t complete the book in time or that I won’t be able to get a copy in time to start reading it with everybody. Writing this down, I do realise how stupid it is starting to sound and it’s pretty irrational, so maybe I ought to join one and actually participate, and see how it goes from there. If it works out, then great! if not, at least I gave it a shot and potentially earned some friends whilst doing so. That’s something that I’ll go off and actually look into now so this question has actually been fairly insightful for me, at least.
As you can tell, I tend to go off on a spiel so I’m going to have to start doing quick answer recaps at the end of these posts it seems.
I think this question’s caused me to go odd on a tangent, so I apologise for that – but, hey, isn’t that what it’s all about?
What about you? Are you part of any book clubs online or in person? If so, do you regularly meet up to discuss books, do you have a specified meeting place? If not, would you ever consider joining a book club? Why or why not? I’m sure your answer is more interesting than mine, so please do let me know!
Thank you for reading the week’s Book Blogger Hop post, and I’ll write you later!