I took a biggish step today and started my own bookclub! It came about after myself, @NinjaBookSwap and @BlabberingBooks were talking on Twitter about setting up one in Broadstairs. When I put a call out to see who was interested, a lot of my friends said they couldn’t travel that far but would love to have one nearby. And now here I am!
I’ve never run a club of any sort before, so this is an exciting challenge for me! Usually I’m fairly anxious about things I arrange falling flat, despite not having any real qualms about meeting new people, or spending time with people.
I wanted, presumably rather unoriginally, to read and share books that are diverse and thought provoking, without dictating each month. The twist being that I love baking and so am planning on baking cake and providing tea that fits in with the theme of each months book choice. I don’t get enough excuses to bake, so I’m using this! I also have a book of literary inspired cocktails which I’m sure I’ll make use of!
I picked The Peculiar Life of A Lonely Postman as our first book. I haven’t read it, but it caught my eye when I was scouring amazon for inspiration!