Have you ever wondered how you could join a book club? Some are formed by work colleagues, some by book stores and others may be formed by neighbourhood groups. Another is as a spin off from a club such as the Halifax Probus Club. The Halifax Probus Club meets monthly at the Fairview Legion and there is a long running book club within Probus.
This book club meets monthly and the members take turns hosting the group in their homes. I have belonged to a number of book clubs and without fail, members will say that one of the advantages is that there will be several books on the list that members would not have read if they were not part of a group. That is never said as a complaint but as a distinct advantage.
The books are chosen by the group. In the Probus book club, people recommend books they have either read and enjoyed or have heard about and would like to read them and have a discussion afterward. If you have not been part of one of these discussions, you may feel that everyone has to agree but nothing could be further from the truth. Readers often come to the gathering with a firm opinion of the book and after listening to the comments, leave with a totally different feeling.
The one drawback with this particular book club is that we are limited with respect to space. We can accommodate only the number of people who can comfortably fit in the host’s living room. At the moment, we are open to a few more members but the good news is that if we are becoming too large a group, there is no reason that a second club could not be formed. Of course, to join this particular book club, you must be a member of the Halifax Probus Club. Google us for details.
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