Friends & Books: What a Great Time 20Jan11

Less than a year ago I took a leap and I moved to a new city.  After moving, it was time I get out and make some new friends.  I joined different groups, and participated in all kinds of different activities to meet new people.  One of the clubs that I joined was a book club just for girls.  It wasn’t your typical book club with 5-10 girls who get together at someone’s house and discuss the book.  The best part about this book club was that it was made up of hundreds of girls, they met at a bar, and the book discussion was more of a starting point to socializing.  At this book club is where I met 3 girls who have become 3 of my closest friends.

My new friends and I started off as book club friends, but almost instantly became true friends.  We started spending time together outside of book club at least once a week.  We continued to go to book club and read those books, but we also started trading books within our own little group; books we enjoyed that we wanted to share with each other.  Essentially, we started a spin-off book club for just us.  There were times that we were reading 3-4 books at a time just because we didn’t want to miss out on a book.

I read as much as possible: in my apartment, waiting for the train, on the train, riding the bike at the gym, etc.  One of my favorite places to read before it got so cold was on a bench right outside my apartment.  It was so nice outside, and sometimes it was just nice to read outside in the quiet.  The worst part about it is when it got dark outside and it was time to come in because I couldn’t see. Book Lite I recently came across an item that would have solved this issue for me (and because I found it, it will resolve my problem for the future).  It is a Book Lite.  This is a great item because it clips right onto the book so it can go with me anywhere.  So if it is dark on the train or waiting for the train, I can still read my book.  The Book Lite will make it easier for me to keep up with my friends and all the books we like to read all at the same time.

Recently, my friends and I decided we didn’t enjoy the books that book club was having us read, so we made the choice to stop going to that group and just do it for ourselves.  Our first “meeting” will be at the end of this month…we chose to read Harry Potter.  We are meeting at a Mexican restaurant for our first event.

Are you in a book club?  What do you like most about it?

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