Here is an interesting new spin on the traditional book club… You meet periodically with a group of friends, and new acquaintances to discuss your favorite books, etc. but the majority of each meeting is spent simply reading. You don’t have to worry about any of the challenges that people sometimes experience with a traditional book club, such as stressing about a reading assignment, or feeling obligated to read a book that doesn’t interest you. This seems like the perfect solution for anyone who enjoys the social aspect of a book club meeting, but who also appreciates the “magic” of a few minutes of silence to do what they love. There is a website dedicated to ideas for a silent reading club, and other reading related ideas:
Silent Book Club: shhh… we’re reading!
… and this is an article on the site Bookstr that has some more information about the concept of a silent book club:
Bookstr Article: Silent Book Clubs
I am interested to hear from anyone who has visited or participated in one of these clubs. How was your experience with a silent book club? I am really intrigued by the idea, and I hope to have a chance to visit a chapter at some point in the future. Unfortunately, there is not yet a chapter in Salt Lake City, UT… for now I will just have to settle for my quiet corner in the local library, but feel free to come join me.