Sunday, September 28, 2008
Bloggy Book Club
Well, let's see...I know this book was popular with many people and I did enjoy the idea of the Book Club itself...I really love hearing what others think of books and I do think our lives and perspectives color how we respond to a book in general. That being said...I did not really care for this book!
I enjoyed the first few chapters but I think I enjoyed them when I thought I would be given more information about the characters and to some degree I was... but it wasn't enough information for me to care about them. I think a big point of reading a novel is that you care about what happens to them as either individuals or as a group and I never really did develop that relationship. I actually feel badly about picking this book for the Bloggy Book Club.
This book did make me want to be a part of a book club in real life and I want to start one...there are things you can do in a real life book club versus the Bloggy Book Club that I think are missing from this forum...besides the cheese balls! I think it's easier to build that relationship with other people you wouldn't normally associate with based on the love of a book!
How many of you are in real-world book clubs and why do you enjoy them?
This book club in The Jane Austen Book Club contained very different people and yet they developed relationships with each other...ones I didn't care about... but they seemed to care about each other and I understand the importance of that kind of relationship!
However, I don't understand the appeal of this book...