I thought I'd post here to see if anyone's interested in joining me & 2 other friends / Mumsnetters in a new book club which we're setting up, meeting in central London about once a month. Our aim is to get out for one night a month (and get our other halves to take care of any babies / toddlers / pets etc!), choose interesting books to read & talk about, and get to know each other over a glass of wine, beer or whatever.
We've decided we'll be meeting in the evenings in Central London, which hopefully will make it convenient for all of us, as we thought that meeting in each other's houses might be slightly difficult (especially for those of us with young babies / toddlers).
Our first meeting is scheduled for June 17, at 8 pm, near Waterloo. We'll be reading 'The road' by Cormac McCarthy.
If you're interested in joining us (or you just want to perhaps find out more) please send me a message- I'm on CAT, or alternatively just post here, let us know you're interested, and I'll send you a message myself.
(By the way, just to reassure anyone who might be thinking 'oh no, the 3 of them are already friends, don't want to join something like that as will feel cliquey) - it's not like that, 2 of us knew each other before, but the third member we actually met just last week through MN for the purpose of the book club (mentioned in another thread initially).
Anyway, hope that's all not too confusing, just wanted to say we're just getting to know each other as well, so please do come join us!
I am a member of a Book Club that originated through an internet forum. Five years later, it's still going. We found having a regular venue, and a regular night (in our case the 2nd Tuesday of each month) and a core of about 15 people, meant that every month you'd get at least half a dozen people often more. At one point we had to "close the list" as we had too many, but it's been fairly steady since then. We used to communicate through email but now we use a FB group.
ooh, hello! I would like to do this, but are you thinking of always doing Wednesdays? I need to have a bit of think about that..although I guess if only once a month wouldn't be too much of an impact on our (fairly complicated) schedules.
Great! I'm really glad more people are interested, we can gradually build up to a good group, I think. I'm very excited Please do email me (SenseandIrritability, I got your email, will respond just now) & I can add you to the email list & we can get the ball rolling...
As artifarti said, we haven't decided yet on a particular / set day / time / place. We just randomly chose a day. I expect that, as artifarti said, at the first meeting we can decide on something more regular that's suitable to most people in the group.
I'd like to join in too! I won't make the first meet-up. I've got a 9-week old DS and a sleepless 4 year old DD and I'm not sure which would be the most impossible, getting out for the evening or reading a book, but I'm pretty sure I won't manage either of those things for the rest of June!
Count me in too! As only just found this thread not sure I could get through the book by next week (have hectic week ahead - birthday, taking dd to Paris) but definitely interested. I will send email too.
We still haven't agreed on a date and, speaking for myself, I'd be happy to do thursdays. We're just meeting on the 17th for our first meeting, to get the ball rolling, and I think at that meeting we'll discuss when & where we want to meet from then on. So thursday is very much a possibility! Please do email me, would love to hear from you, & I can add you to the email list, and we can discuss all this with the others...
Just to bump this... and to let anyone else interested know that we're now a group of 11 ladies (haven't met yet- only 3 of us have. first meeting this wednesday, yikes!!) If anyone else is interested, please do come along & join us. I think next meeting is going to be July 16, again somewhere in central london, & we're in the process of choosing the next book to read. So as I said, please do send me a msg through CAT (or through email, I've given my email at the beginning of this thread)...
Bumping this up again, in case others are interested. Just to let you know, we had our first meeting yesterday which went well. There's now 11 of us involved (and possibly 12 from next time) but new members are welcome for now.