Monday 10 June 2013

Losing my Book Group Virginity

Confession: I have never been part of a book club before-online or otherwise! I know this might seem hard to beleive, the amount of reading that I do, but I've never found anything that suits me. I moved to this area about two years ago now, but don't really know anyone here and so the thought of joining a book club here is slightly intimidating and before I moved here, the only book clubs around me were for the kind of books that I don't enjoy reading!

The ironic thing is that I love reading books about book clubs. Elizabeth Noble's the Book Group, The Jane Austen Book Club  and now the new Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart, which you can read my review of soon, have all been fabulolus books (although they did lead to me buying a load of new books to read alongside them) and so why had I never managed to find a book club for me?

Well that all changed one night on Twitter! I had downloaded The Naughty Girls Book Club to read on my Kindle and followed the author on Twitter. I knew that she had started an online book club, held once a month over Twitter. The last two books they had been talking about, I hadn't read and didn't reallty have time to start by the time I found out about it happening, but this month's book was Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire which was at the very top of my TBR pile anyway (as fans of the blog will know!) So I decided to take the plunge, read the book and take part in the book club over Twitter!

This was on Wednesday and, let me tell you, it was exhilerating! The most interesting thing for me was that my opinions on the book differed from some of the others. I'm not sure it would have worked with many more people because it would have been hard to keep up with the tweets, there seemed to be just the right number! I really enjoyed exploring the different aspects of the book. We explored the characters, the violence in the book, the naughtiness in the book and also touched on the book's sequal, Walking Disaster. Sophie Hart was hosting and was asking some excellent questions!

So now I've lost my book group virginity, and I can tell you... A good time was had by all. The next question is-what will we be reading next? If you have any thoughts on the matter, let me know! I LOVE to hear your comments! 

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