Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy 10th Anniversary Big Love Book Club!

10 years.

I started this book club when I was 8 months pregnant with my 2nd child.  I did it for my sanity.  For my salvation.  For my soul.

It started with postcards. Not Evite or Facebook or Twitter or email.  Postcards with stamps sent to a group of women who I thought may be interested in sharing my love of reading.  A group of 10 (I think?) showed up at my house.  We read To Kill a Mockingbird. 

I had no idea it would last 10 years – or that we would be living in the same place for that long.

In that time over 50 women have read, discussed, laughed, indulged, cried with us.  One of our members died.

Has book group had any long lasting effect on any of these women?  I can’t say. 

All I know is, on the 3rd Thursday of each month – there is no place that I would rather be than at book club.


Amy said...

I feel the same way about my book club, but it's only been in existence for less than three years! I hope it stays together long enough to have a 10-year anniversary! I'm glad you have such a wonderful group to meet with!

wendy holt said...

yes, it has made a lasting impression. Thanks friend.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

10 years is definitely worth celebrating! And I'm sure your book club has had an impact on its members. How could it not? I started my book club 3 1/2 years ago and I hope we make it to 10.

Melissa said...

That's so wonderful that you have a book club that has lasted so long and that people are so Congrats on making it 10 years!

Melissa said...

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Suey said...

We've been meeting on the third Thursday for nine years this next month! I can't wait to celebrate the 10th anniversary! Congrats to you. Sounds like it's been awesome.