You're invited to join the Crazy for Ewe Book Club. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30pm. Our first book will be Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. It's a compelling read that won the Anthony Award for best novel and the Edgar Award for Best Mystery. Beautifully written, suspenseful, and thought-provoking, I think you'll really enjoy this book.
I'm a big fan of audio books because for me, there's no greater pleasure than to sit and knit while I listen to a good book. I use Audible, download the book to my phone, and listen while I knit. You can also get many titles at the public library. Or you can read on your Kindle or get a good old fashioned book. Whatever you choose is fine.
I'm going to limit participation in the book club to 10 people to start, so if you are interested and willing to commit to reading this book by February 21st, email me right away. The first 10 people will be included.
- How do we choose books for the club to read?
In this book club the selection criteria will be as follows
- Quality - sorry, but we're not going to be reading trash. No judgement, but the point of a book club is to have a good discussion, and it's hard to have a good discussion of flat characters, predictable plots, and hackneyed writing.
- Fun to read - This is our free time here. We're not in school, so I'm not interested in books that I have to slog through or otherwise feel like work.
- Great narration/voice acting in the audio version - there's nothing worse than having a good book spoiled by a lousy reader.
- How often do we meet?
We'll meet monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month
- Why is the size limited?
A good book club has a lively discussion where everyone has a chance to both listen and talk. If the group gets too big, there tend to be distracting sidebar discussions.
- What if I don't want to talk during the meeting?
That's okay. You don't have to talk. Everyone will have a chance to talk if they want, but no one is obligated to speak. This isn't class. It's supposed to be fun.
- Who is leading the group?
To start, I will select the books and prepare the discussion topics. If someone else wants a turn doing it, they will be most welcome to do so.
- Can I bring my knitting or crochet to the book club meeting?
- Can I come to the book club meeting if I don't read the book?