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Pictured: Horseshoe Passage Shawl, Tropic of Strawberry Cold Tea, A Passage to India, Swann's Way and Scoop.
As many of you know there are literally tons of book clubs available online and at many local libraries, not to mention the ones that people put together in their neighborhoods. Heck there are even books written about book clubs, fiction, how-to, specialty journals for your books clubs notes. Let's face it people like to get together when they read books! I am one of those people, perhaps that is the main reason why I am a Lit major. What better book club then a classroom. In case some of you are new here and do not glance every once and a while at my sidebar here is the list of book clubs I like to participate in...
1. Knit the Classics: This gem I started mainly out of curiosity. I thought to myself could people really still be reading classic novels? Or is that something only nerds like me did, plus I was fairly new to knitting so everything had to include the crafty side. Turns out it is a huge success and we have read some fantastic books. Here is the list of books KTC has read since its creation... KTC Books.
2. Reading Matters: This one I am fairly new to. I like Kim's group because she picks books I would have never heard of without her. This time around we are reading Scoop: A Novel About Journalists ~ by Evelyn Waugh, which I just picked up at my city library so I am ready to get reading!
3. Involuntary Memory: This one I just joined this month and am catching up to the group's reading. PROUST! Need I really say more?
4. Crafted Poetry: Sadly although I started this one, I cannot seem to find the time to participate as often as I would like. But it is nice to see poetry getting some net time. So you can see from my small list only how addictive book clubs are. Chances are if you are reading this post you either are in a club right now, have been in the past or will be in the future.
So here are this Sunday's questions... Are you in a book club now or have you ever been? How did you choose the book club(s) you are in? What is the appeal of book clubs?
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***Edited July 17, 2006 to Add...
I love reading the comments people leave on my book talks, I had no idea marking of books would be such a heated topic! :) Just so no one thinks I am the evil person who is marking up library books I would like to clarify that my marking obsession is limited only to the books I own. The books I trade also are mark free (if I do mark them I erase them to trade or sell). Thanks to everyone who is participating in my Sunday Book Talks!
*******Previous Sunday Book Talks: July 9 2006: Anthologies I buy my books from...