book group whore

Typical book group? There's no beardy-weirdies at the library one!

I’m feeling slightly slutty.

Tonight, I will be seeing another Book Club for the first time – behind my Reading Group’s back.

I am a little nervous, as this is ‘stranger danger’ as I will be meeting new people, and although according to Twitalyzer I am a ‘Social Butterfly’, meeting new people does always give me a case of the bowel cramps, so to speak.

I am really enjoying being part of the Walthamstow Library Reading Group – and I went along to our meeting on Tuesday and we had a brilliant discussion about That Old Ace In The Hole and I picked up my copy of our next book, which is Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai (which I had never heard of).

However, before I had gone along to my first Reading Group meeting, I had in fact contacted someone from a group that meet at The Nags head in Walthamstow Village – but they break for the summer, and tonight was the first meeting they have had since.

So, I have convinced my friend to come along with me, and we have both read the book (luckily it was a very thin book – but also a very weird one…Andrew Kaufman’s ‘All My Friends Are Superheroes’ – I will review it later).  I am just crossing my fingers that a) other people actually turn up and b) that they’re lovely.

Is it wrong to belong to two groups?

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  1. not at all and even if they do know – as long as you can keep up with both 😉 Got fasting and feasting on my shelf, would be gd to know if any good cos Im lazy like that, pmsl.

  2. Hi! Do you have any contact details for the nags head book group? If so could you please email me them as I would love to join. Thanks! X

    1. Hi Luc – unfortunately, at the moment we are full in the Nags Head book group. As you can imagine, if you go over a certain number of members, it becomes almost impossible to have aproper discussion (we once had 14 people turn up and it was a nightmare!).

      If you email me your contact details to eastendlass@hotmail.co.uk, i will contact you if we get a space come up!

      However, there are also book groups that meet at Peking Chef, the library, the Mill and even a book-crossing group that I think meet at The Nag’s head too.

      i am also planning to start a ‘different’ kind of book club, where you don’t have to all read the same book, but come and talk about the books that you have read within the month. I have been threatening this since december, but am determined to knuckle down and do it very soon!

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