Literary Corner Cafe

Monday, March 10, 2008

Why Not Start a Reading Group?

Despite the fact that one in four people say they read no book at all last year, readers are finding book groups more and more popular. And with good reason.

For most of us, a book’s more fun to read when we read it with others. We gain insight into the characters, structure, theme, and more when we can discuss our views with others who’ve read the book. We learn more about why we liked a certain book or why we didn’t. And if we’re flexible and open-minded, we just might find some of our views changing. Reading groups encourage us to read more, read regularly, and to read books we might not have otherwise chosen. As an added benefit, those who join reading groups are bound to make new friendships and strengthen existing ones.

If you can’t find a reading group that fits your needs, you might want to consider starting one yourself. At first, this could seem like a daunting task, but as you move ahead with your plans, you’ll find that starting and maintaining a reading group is not only rewarding and enriching, it’s also a lot of fun. Here at Literary Corner Cafe, we want to help you start and maintain your very own reading group, and we also want to help you make sure your group is the group you want it be.

In the coming weeks, we'll be giving you our tips and suggestions for starting and maintaining a reading group. And, if you have questions, or simply want an existing group showcased on Literary Corner Cafe, be sure to drop us an email! :)

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