We also understand that there are those introverted book lovers, myself included, who would like to tip-toe into social events with kindred spirits.
Imagine having a date in your calendar every month to just sit with your book. The Silent Book Club is our remedy.
What is a Silent Book Club? It’s a movement that sparks parties and get-togethers at bars and cafes where you can sit quietly among your peers and take the time to read a book. It’s a quiet night out with a book. On their website, Silent Book Club tells us that their rules are simple: Read, wine, repeat.
To some, the idea of a book club sounds great, and if you’re into that, you should go for it. In fact, we talk about book clubs often. I think book clubs are awesome in theory, but in practice, I just know it’s not for me.
Here’s why a traditional book club won’t work for me;
- If I have to read a book on a set schedule, it reminds me of school
- If I am not into a book, I won’t want to finish it and then go talk about it
- I don’t want the contrived and homework feeling of assigned discussion questions
The Silent Book Club started in the back of a bar but it’s great for any space that has comfy seating and enough light to comfortably read. It’s the ultimate in low-key. There’s no pressure to finish a book, or a set of chapters, and you don’t have to sit their thinking of pseudo-intellectual things to say when you don’t want to.
If you don’t live near a city with a Silent Book Club meet-up you are welcome to start one yourself!
Let us know in the comments, Are you a fan of book clubs or not really?
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