Are You in a Book Club?

About six months ago, I started a book club with a bunch of my girl friends. So far, we've only read three books. But despite the infrequency of our meetings, the club has been both fun and intellectually fulfilling.

Anyway, the whole experience got me thinking about the popularity of book clubs. The Association of Book Group Readers and Leaders (AGBRL), a "cooperative information clearinghouse to provoke, inspire, and reward individual readers and members of book discussion groups," boasts over 500 members in 40 states and six foreign countries. And that's only counting clubs that bother to sign up for a national membership association.

So, I'll turn the question over to our readers: Are you part of an active book club?

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