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Stress-Free, Flexible Book Club


I’d always rather fancied being a member of a book club. Surely discussions started with “My book club is reading…” would add an air of sophistication to my less-than-sophisticated demeanor.  But as responsibilities and commitments mounted, reality set in – joining a book club would be stressful! What if I didn’t have the time to read the allotted amount before the book club meeting? When would I have time to even attend a meeting?

My dreams seemed dashed.

But alas all is not lost! Along comes the AbeBooks Avid Reader Book Club! There is absolutely no pressure! I (you) can read as much or as little as you’d like and you can choose if and when to join in the discussion on the Community Forums!  How fantastic is that? There’s a chance I can come across as slightly sophisticated after all!

The vote for what will be read in March is currently open. But if you’d like to have a say, please vote soon as the poll closes tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 11 – Western Hemisphere).

Ok, this is a little bit of shameless self-promotion as I’ll be hosting the Book Club during March and April while my colleague and regular host, Heather is away. But I would love to have new people join and I know Heather would too.

Joining is really easy and there is no cost to be a member. Just sign up for the newsletter to ensure you get the messages letting you know about upcoming books and when it’s time to vote and then create an account on our Community Forums so that you can join in on the discussion or read what others have to say. (The vote also takes place on the Forums so you’ll need an account for that too.)

The books we’re voting on for March’s read are:

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

Summaries of each of these books are available on our Avid Reader Book Club page.

I hope to “meet” some of you “at” the Book Club! And don’t forget to vote on which book you’d like to read!

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