Books are nothing without the reader

The JVT Book Club is going strong. After last week’s monthly session, I started thinking about why we’ve all joined this group.

Different reasons have motivated each of us. Several members are avid readers or dare I say they ‘devour’ books at an unimaginable pace. Being part of yet another book club is something one member simply could not resist.

Others, like me, have committed to the book club in order to ensure I read at least one book a month. It’s not that I don’t love to read, it just seems to always get pushed aside due to other priorities like sleep at the end of a grueling day as mother, business owner and wife.

I believe we all share another reason, camaraderie. It’s a fun group; stimulating conversation is peppered with interesting debate. A recent quote I stumbled upon resonates with me when I think about our book club. As Samuel Johnson, an English writer, once said, “a writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”  Indeed, we have a lot to say about the books we read bringing the novel to life in a way not possible on your own.

Each month, a half dozen ladies living in JVT suggest a new book for the Club to read. The suggestions are put to a vote, and in a very democratic process, we select each month’s reading. The welcoming group is always happy to add a new reader to their ranks. If you’re interested, please let us know!

Next Meeting: 28th May



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