On the day of January 19th, 2016, a Very Important Decision was made that may change the face of everything I once thought I knew… I joined a book club. Apparently, there are some rules associated with the book club and the joining thereof.
Rules of the Book Club
1. You don’t talk about Book Club.
This reference just spoke to me and I felt that to not include it in this blog post would have been a travesty. Seriously though, I am so excited to join a book club and have a group of people I can share my thoughts and opinions on books with and just have a good time.
The first meeting was mostly about establishing the club as an entity and stabilizing the rules and expectations in order to ensure a good experience for everyone involved. We, as a club, decided to call ourselves the Avengers because the chance to tweet out “Avengers Assemble” when it comes time to meet was too good to pass up. The club also came up with some rules regarding participation and civility because we all want this to succeed and having a basic foundation could only help in this regard. After that, we decided upon meeting times and dates, and then we all agreed upon a location before moving on to the topic of reading choices.
We all threw out ideas for books that we would not only like to read but that also met class requirements and then narrowed down the list to one book we wanted to read by the next meeting of the club. For the first club book, we decided to read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. As of yet, we have not met to discuss the book, but I feel that the meeting will be great. The book deals with issues like poverty, young love, and perceptions, among others, and I feel that the members will all have interesting ideas to contribute.