The Book Club

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tuesday night I spoke to a book club. A friend of a friend invited me. During the course of the evening I learned some of the members have belonged for over 20 years. That's really amazing. The members read a wide range, from poetry to novels to short stories, and then discuss the book during a gathering at one of their homes. I did laugh when I asked one what the name of their group was and she looked blank. They've never given their group a name like so many others do. The ladies simply view themselves as 'The Book Club.'

Our session went on for 2 hours, mainly about my writing process and Romance Writers of America. I'm so used to discussing writing with other writers that it was refreshing change of pace to discuss it with those who have don't have the urge to write themselves; these women simply enjoy the written word.

I had a great time and would do it again.

:) Carol Stephenson