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Show Of Hands July 7th, 2013 12:39pm

Have you ever been in a book/reading club? (voluntarily - your American Literature class doesn't count.)

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sarah1911 Poolesville MD
07/10/13 4:33 am

I signed in to the Oprah Book Club but then did nothing with it.

p3bowman Toledo
07/09/13 7:54 pm

Yes. I picked Water For Elephants.

dahawwl Texas
07/09/13 12:36 pm

I am in one now. It is a book and movie club. About 12 women that meet once a month.

CBunny Oakland, CA
07/08/13 1:01 am

No but recently I've been thinking of starting a news club with my friends. Where we get together & try to decipher news stories.. Since you never know what is really going on these days.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/08/13 12:55 am

The one at Pizza Hut that gets you free pizza.

logophile Florida
07/07/13 7:13 pm

I founded one at my high school :D

07/07/13 7:08 pm

Does Manga Club count? It's still books.

MadCow True GOP
07/08/13 10:58 pm

Of course pictures count: it's 'Murica.

oneopinion Idaho
07/07/13 5:59 pm

I am but it's mostly an excuse to get together and have a drink with my friends once a month.

elleck SOH Fan Club
07/07/13 5:47 pm

I would if I had options, but I live in an extremely small town with few people who are even interested in reading street signs, so that's a no-go.

mercadoeddie the burbs
07/07/13 4:10 pm

What do you call a book club that stays on the same book? Church.

auraelys The answer is 42.
07/07/13 2:58 pm

I'm a co-sponsor of our high school's book club :)

Torfin Never Behind
07/07/13 1:39 pm

once upon a time I was in 5 or 6 of them at the same time

vbully Hawaii
07/07/13 1:09 pm

I have been in a book club for 3 years now. I like being exposed to other points of view about the same book. I also like reading books I would have never found on my own. Some good, some bad.

07/07/13 12:05 pm

Lol no I'm not most people have switched to the updated version and is only available for iphones and I have an Android so I'm not able to update yet but I still comment any way

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/07/13 11:14 am

I've tried a couple times but just isn't my cup of tea. Want to read what I want to read when I want read it. Found it restrictive to have to read specific books @ specific time just to discuss it. Meh. If you *happen* to be reading same, we can chat

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/07/13 10:55 am

Not unless you count Bible Studies.

readhp1008 Hogwarts
07/07/13 10:50 am

At my high school we competitively read.

theavgguy I.E.
07/07/13 10:19 am

SI swimsuit issue don't count.

07/07/13 10:14 am

I joined a book club but never read any of the books they were reading...I was in the middle of reading other books.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/07/13 1:26 pm

Funny, the people in my book club are burly iron workers, pipe fitters, electricians and miners living off grid for months at a time while working on infrastructure projects.
They would probably kick your a$$ for calling them dorks.

oneopinion Idaho
07/07/13 9:50 pm

Yeah reading is so dorky (sarcasm)

07/07/13 9:57 am

I was in a Jane Austen book club it was pretty fun

Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 9:35 am

Yeah, me and some kids started our own little book club for a few weeks there.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 9:02 am

I've been in a Bible study club does that count? And we studied books about Christian living.

zuko on deck
07/07/13 4:23 pm


melders Entertainment Sometimes
07/07/13 8:58 am

I actually want to join a book club. I think the discussion would be great, and I'd meet people who like to read. I'm also considering starting a group that engages in similar discussion, but with video games. I think that would be awesome.

melders Entertainment Sometimes
07/07/13 8:55 am

Tony, you're killing me. I've asked this question to my followers before. You've never promoted one of my questions, but you've asked, like, four of them yourself.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/07/13 8:50 am

Reading is so personal, with each reader creating a different version of the story in their imagination, it's just not a team sport. Book recommendations are welcome, but discussing a book might change the story for me, and never for the better.

tdaddy Kentucky
07/07/13 8:43 am

Yep. When I was around 10 I had a hipster uncle who gifted me an art encyclopedia (from MOMA) that mailed me a new volume every month. I learned more in a year (age 11) than a school course could have taught me in an entire semester.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/07/13 8:30 am

We are men, we don't call it a book club. We call it reading and recommending the same book, then talking about it.

minnema Minneapolis MN
07/07/13 8:16 am

I wad in a Bible study circle for a while. I learned that I don't think like other people do. It was a surprise to me but helped in the long run.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/07/13 8:33 am

Reading and recommending good books is nerdy?

FullMoon probably going to hell
07/07/13 8:43 am

Dead Keldeo,

Please take the time to sit down and read a book today. I think it would do you some good.


Keldeo Laverre City
07/07/13 8:48 am

@ Luna
I'm really hoping that first word was a typo.

FullMoon probably going to hell
07/07/13 9:12 am


EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 7:20 am

I don't get book clubs. Why do you need a group to read with?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/07/13 7:22 am

I don't belong to one, but I understand the idea. People discuss the books and share ideas. That way, the reading experience is enhanced.

redwolf thisisavalidlocation
07/07/13 8:00 am

Yeah, I don't think you actually read the book together, you just talk about the book in a group. I've never been in one, though.

EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 8:20 am

Alice - oh, I see. I guess that could be enjoyable to some.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/07/13 8:31 am

It is like seeing a good movie, going alone isn't as fun as going with friends.

c2alife Long Island
07/07/13 7:46 pm

EB-In my group, The person who hosts selects the book to discuss at next meeting. So it could be a genre you don't like or normally would read on your own. The host then asks questions about the book. Great discussions and wine of course =)

EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 7:53 pm

Ahh... wine included makes it seem a little more enjoyable :)

madeit Houston Area
07/07/13 7:17 am

No, but we have six tall bookcases worth of books at home, plus more at work. I used to sneak a flashlight to bed with me as a child so I could read. A Kindle is my dream come true!

redwolf thisisavalidlocation
07/07/13 8:00 am

They hurt my eyes. I still prefer paper

Kay41 the Midwest
07/07/13 9:09 am

Ahhhh....a person after my own heart!

07/07/13 9:12 am

I don't see how it could hurt your eyes, unless it is a backlit device. Kindle Fire is backlit, but a Kindle Paper White would be ideal. High resolution and side lit for reading in the dark.

Br@ndon Your Soul
07/07/13 6:49 am

(Insert Yao Ming bitch please face)

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/07/13 6:37 am

Why do I keep having to tell you. I CAN'T READ

MrsMelon Mathemagic Land
07/07/13 6:29 am

There are ten of us who have been reading since December '08. We are on our 45th book. It is a group of educated, intelligent, strong women and we have amazing conversations about the book! We also have dinner and drink a few bottles of wine.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/07/13 9:09 am

Wow...that is really great. Wish I were involved in something like that!

jmw7477 Indiana
07/07/13 6:24 am

There really aren't too many around here that read what I like.

redwolf thisisavalidlocation
07/07/13 8:01 am

What do you like?

jmw7477 Indiana
07/07/13 10:11 am

I like most things with vampires, werewolves, etc. Most of the book clubs around here read romance. I also like non-fiction. None of the book clubs read that.

RunN2Poles The Room of Requirement
07/07/13 6:20 am

I'm in one with some of my coworkers. We're not too serious though. No one is required to actually finish the book.

GetEduc8d learning more everyday
07/07/13 6:11 am

One time. My step mom & her friends so it was a bunch of old ladies & me.