BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY: DISCUSS! –AUGUST 23

Welcome to Booking Through Thursday, where we have a conversation about all things bookish.

Today’s Prompt:

Do you like to talk about what you read? Do you have somebody to talk WITH?

(Because not everybody does. I haven’t had someone to really chat about a book with since college.)

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I cannot remember the last time I had a real conversation in real life about the books I am reading or have read.  All of those conversations are online for me these days.

Yes, back in college was probably the last time I had such a conversation, except for a short time afterwards when I belonged to a book club.  But that book club was more of an opportunity for some of the members to show off their literary muscle, so to speak.

I remember that I did not enjoy this book club.

Later I attended a book club (about four years ago) in which the participants had invited me, as they had read one of the books I wrote and were talking about it.  I loved their insights into the characters and they even brought out some things I hadn’t thought of about them….

I would love to belong to a book club nowadays, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying sharing bookish thoughts with bloggers.

What are your experiences like?

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28 thoughts on “BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY: DISCUSS! –AUGUST 23

  1. I haven’t really had much luck with book clubs either.. I don’t think they are really up my alley. But sharing thoughts with other book bloggers, I am finding is really enjoyable! I do imagine that I will find less and less people to discuss books with as I get older and more removed from college than I am now, so I’ll have to try hard to keep the ones I have close!
    thanks for stopping by!

    Aspen
    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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  2. Unfortunately, I don’t have real life book discussions either. My friends aren’t big readers like I am. I’ve always wanted to try out a book club, but with strangers, I’m not sure how I’d do. I’m an introvert. 🙂

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    • Even a close friend I’ve known for for forty years does not love books like I do; or maybe it’s that we don’t enjoy the same ones. So blogging works for me!

      Thanks, Diana…glad you could stop by.

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  3. I too, am a loner, no one close to discuss books with. I have a few friends who do read, but we don’t discuss what we have read. That is why I like the book bloggers, I have found so many new books and authors because of my booking bloggers.

    Thanks for the visit today.

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  4. My girlfriends aren’t avid readers like me – well, not until they read Fifty Shades series and they started talk about it, started to read other books and share about them too. It makes me so happy because finally, I have someone, people to talk and share with about books. Besides blogging, of course.

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  5. I love talking about books but book clubs are not my thing. I don’t like “having” to read any specific book. I like book conversations to be more organic and less structured.

    Book blogging is great for those times when no one else wants to hear about what I’m reading. 😉

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  6. I am in the same situation. I remember when my boys were in grade school, after dropping the kids off for school, a bunch of moms would to out for breakfast and discuss what we were reading and pass books around. That’s why I enjoy this community of book bloggers now, only know it’s virtual. Thanks for stopping by and have a great upcoming weekend!

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  7. I am fortunate enough to have people to discuss books with in real life, but I’m hesitant to join a book club in my area. It’s always the kind of group that reads things I definitely don’t read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I suggest you start your own book club. It’s been the greatest experience and as the creator/host you can shape it to your interest. Those that like it will stay and those that don’t will go. It’s amazing how many great people you meet.

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading.

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    • I would love to be able to talk about books with any of my kids…but sadly, they are not bookish…at all. My granddaughter Fiona is, though…and we love books and movies. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy.

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