I’m one of those people who love reading.I’ll read anything: nw, old, for children, trashy magazines, the back of the shampoo (which I have actually memorized).
The problem is I got married not to long ago and my husband is not a reader, he is a film watcher. He has the same approach to film-watching as I take to book-reading: anything and everything. And while I’ve discovered a lot of great films I would have missed without him around, I also stopped reading as much I read before. And I want to go back to it.
Joining a book club would be an easy option. But I work shifts, and so does my husband, so regularly assisting to meeting is out of the question. I have now stopped working as I am due our first baby in just a few months, which makes travelling to said meeting a bit of a hassle.
Because of all of that, I decided to start my very own One person book club. There are plenty of reading guides and resources on the net to make this a real possibility. I’ll miss some of the interaction a real book cub offers, but I guess this is one of those cases when something is better than nothing.
What I will do is reasearch the book and the author before starting the reading, as a way of having some background information. And then follow reading guides I find around (and there are plenty of those). If anyone ever finds this blog, then, feel free to comment and add your own thoughts.
I don’t really expect to write one of those blogs that become a success and make their authors rich. I just think that having a blog and a structure to follow (no matter how self-imposed it is) will help me follow through with the plan. And it might be of some interest to readers like me.