Fellow Bookworms

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Last night I visited a book group to discuss my novel, Camelot & Vine. We had wine, salad, pizza, and chocolate cake! Which was only fitting, because the group is called the Read ‘n’ Feed Book Club.

Read ‘n’ Feed, an all-female group, has been meeting every six weeks for 30 years. There’s attrition, of course, but 30 years is a long time. I think my own group has been meeting for about 5 years.

Last night we talked about C&V; they asked good questions and it was lovely. Mostly, though, we chatted about everything but books. That’s often what a book group is about—friendship maintenance, sharing news, even arguing. All of this reaffirms relationships. The book is only an excuse to get together for the reaffirmation process. And that is a fine reason indeed.

I got so involved in the conversation I forgot to take pictures! So here’s a pic of a little pin on my bulletin board. Thank you, Read ‘n’ Feed.

#book clubs#book groups#Camelot & Vine#Read 'n' Feed


  1. William Kendall - June 3, 2016 @ 12:38

    It sounds like it was a good experience for you.

    • Petrea - June 3, 2016 @ 20:50


  2. Rachel - June 5, 2016 @ 17:59

    What you say about book clubs being about relationship maintenance rings true for writing/feedback groups, as well. Interesting…

    • Petrea - June 6, 2016 @ 17:02

      I think so. I guess it depends on the group. Some writing/feedback groups get to work. Some go to happy hour…

  3. Ann Erdman - June 7, 2016 @ 18:39

    I have never been a member of a book club. Perhaps it’s time to think about it.

    • Petrea - June 8, 2016 @ 14:05

      I have a feeling it would be right up your tree-lined street.

  4. Jacob/Lowell - June 9, 2016 @ 10:19

    Love the pin. My mother used to be a member of a book club (or several down through the years) and she enjoyed them very much. It’s amazing that this one has been active for so many years. That says a lot about the quality of people in the group.

    • Petrea - June 9, 2016 @ 11:17

      Yes, thirty years is quite something, I think.

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