Friday, 17 January 2014
The Year in Books: January
I used to belong to a village bookclub that met once a month; we had a lovely group, though to be honest some months there was less book discussion and more drinking wine and chatting. But it was a happy hour or two out, with good company and some interesting reading.
Times change and while the book group is still going, the crowd that were in it when I was no longer attend; the dynamic changed, the books became very serious and I was finding that more often than not I hadn't read them, so I stopped.
Laura's idea for an informal online reading group appealed to me enormously. We get to choose what we read, and how we write about it. Our only commitment is to try to read one book per month, Surely I can manage that?
So, my choice for this month is the Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. No, it isn't great literature, but I am enjoying it and I am actually reading again, and for now I am happy with that much.