Happy last day of spring, too! It is an absolutely perfectly wonderful day here. Sunny, seventies, and breezy, can it get any better than that? I hope you are enjoying some of the same.
This week I got to go to two book club meetings. One was with my regular book club. We are a loud, opinionated, yet respectful of each other group. I look forward to seeing them every month. Their perspectives often shine a new light on the book for me. Over the years, being in a book club has really driven home the idea that how each of us perceives a book is colored by who we are, how we have lived, and what we believe to be true of the world. It also has made clear book clubs build friendships and communities. They help us look at the world with a broader, more welcoming perspective.
I also got to meet with a group that read Providence for their June selection as part of the OCOB in Morris County. What fun it was to meet some new people who love books! They are a lively group. I found myself quickly shedding my discomfort of being the topic along with my book and thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. What a treat it is to hear people speaking about your characters as if they are real people!
Do you belong to a book club? What’s your favorite part of belonging to one? What is your group reading now?
If your book club is reading Providence, drop me a message here or at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 4th. I’ll choose one club to donate a book to (In continental US or Canada) and I’ll join in your group discussion. (In person, if local, or virtually, if not.)
Have a great week!