A Reader in Search of a Book Club

I’m certain that I have been a reader my whole life.

So much so, that I also became an English teacher who will enter her 10th year of teaching this fall. I’m still not sure how I have survived in the classroom THAT long, but I have. Here’s a good year 10.

2017 is my year to savor things, and over halfway through the year, I’m not doing well savoring the good things going on around me. I should look forward to my evenings when I can read, but instead I find myself wasting time and not fully living out my One Word for 2017.

But this post is about books and reading and life.  

Sometimes, life happens. I don’t always read like I want to read during the school year. I mean, my reading life goes something like this:

4:30pm: Come home and take the dogs outside for a run(they run, I don’t)

5:00pm: Think about dinner and throw open the cabinets and find something to cook(chances are it will pasta, tacos, or chicken and rice)

5:30-6:30pm-ish: Cook dinner and eat

7:00pm to 8:00pm: Brain off time or sometimes prepping for the next day school by reading what I assigned.

8:00-9:00pm: Brain off time which is usually me zoned out watching reruns of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown(makes an excellent bed time story cause I fall asleep to one of the episodes on Netflix every night) or Big Bang Theory.

9: 30pm: Bed time

Not exactly the reading life I want.

But this summer, I have had some time to think about how I use my time in the evening. Do I really need to watch reruns? No, I can quote almost all of the Big Bang Theory episodes.  What I need is to read. Actually read books that I want.

And this is why I need to find a book club.

I don’t do well if I am left to my own devices. As I typed out my school year evening schedule, I realize I have a lot of time that I waste on TV.  I need people to kick my ass into gear when it comes to reading books.

So, I’m starting my search for a book club.

I will (hopefully) put up a weekly post about the books that I have read or currently reading. Maybe, we can create a book club feel right here on this blog. Join with me as we discuss books and everything in between.

What would you want from a new book club member? Tell me in the comments.

2 thoughts on “A Reader in Search of a Book Club

  1. How interesting, Sarah. Eileen and I have discussed the points you mention.
    My thoughts? I love the book club idea, however I don’t do well with assigned reading. I’ve thought about a book club evening…..talk, share, recommend. Perhaps that would morph into a book club.
    Also, I would like to have folk of different ages, careers,……varied stages in their lives.
    Finally, I want talk about books….not politics. Do you think that can be done?
    Maybe we should just get together one day, have lunch, and talk about this!

    1. I know, who would have thought book clubs would talk about the books that they supposedly read? Right now, I’m done talking about politics and especially done reading books that are too politic or dense. Of course, I’m currently reading Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury” so I don’t know what that says about me.

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