I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve never had a thing for crocheting. I don’t really play video games anymore, I don’t like to be outside as much, and I don’t watch TV on my own but I will watch shows with my husband. I have about two maybe three friends, maybe. Prior to Covid-19 I was going out to eat, going to the movies, and I was able downtown to the river walk. I only do those things with my husband though. Not that that’s a bad thing, as I love spending time with him, but I just wish I had more girlfriends to do things with. So, I was thinking about starting a Book Club. I want to be able to hang around women my age with maybe similar interests and sharing conversations about our lives, children, work, goals, and passions. Yes, we’ll discuss the book of course. Maybe I feel a certain way about how the main character is portrayed and someone else feels different. Great, let’s talk about it. I’ve always appreciated open discussions about a topic. It allows you to see a subject through the eyes and minds of many.
I want to be a part of something that’s enjoyable. I’d like to surround myself with good people that I can be social with. I don’t have much of a social life these days outside of my parents and siblings. I feel like a book club would be the perfect combination of building relationships and enjoying the experience, and expanding minds. I personally enjoy reading and I know that I can’t possibly be the only one. Here are the things I’m
concerned about with this idea though:
- Genre- I want to pick books I feel people are going to enjoy as a group.
- Books cost- I want to ask for the members to pay a $2-4 per month due to help fund the club books, refreshments and snacks but I don’t want that to be the reason they don’t come.
- Date & Time- I need to pick a day and time that works for me and others (considering a poll for potential members).
- Successful Start- I’m nervous because I’m the queen of starting projects I don’t finish. If people don’t show will I continue until they do? How do I get people to attend?
I have a few additional things to think about to be sure that this is really what I want to do. Again, I always have the ideas but not always the drive. Overall I’m excited. I hope that all goes as planned. I need a name for my book club as well. I’m hoping to buy what I need for the first meeting over time and start the group in August. I’d love some feedback. Any of you ever attended a book club? What did you like or not like about it?