June 3, 2016 by Petrea
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.