Welcome to the blog page for our Book Club! Here you will find updates on our latest reads and upcoming events. We hope you will decide to read with us!
It’s so easy to think we’re alone in the world, that few if any others share our thoughts, enjoy what we enjoy, or even want to spend time with us.
The Odell Nebraska Public Library Book Club is proof that we need to run the other way when we start to think like this -- preferably to the Library to check out great books and to take part in a book club.
Our book club has brought together a group of people (to date all the people are women, but that might change in time) who wouldn’t normally get together for all the reasons that people don’t get together: tight schedules, differences in age, varied church/religious affiliations, unshared political views, closed social circles, and reading tastes that are all over the map. We have jumped all those hurdles! Good for us.
The group is the beneficiary of a local effort to establish a library, as well as as living in a state that has a strong library system that provides us with multiple copies of books, not to mention suggested discussion questions. How many people don’t have theses advantages? A lot! And we don’t take these gifts for granted. Nor do we take each other for granted and we celebrate everyone’s willingness to share time, thoughts, and all the great food and beverages that we share when we meet to discuss our books.
A story comes to mind which reminds us why book clubs work or don’t work. During a long plane trip, a woman was overheard to say that she had belonged to several book clubs but found over time that she didn’t like the books that the clubs were reading so she just decided not to belong anymore. Nooooooooo! We all want to be grabbed and wrapped up tightly in each book for we spend precious time to turn pages. Not going to happen! We have the choice of deciding “to read or not to read.” And even if we have opted out of any particular book club selection, we still have the option to get together, enjoy each other’s company and to choose being open to all the other joys of people of good will getting together, and perhaps finding out that saying “No” to a particular book is not a choice written in stone and that we can circle back around and take another look.
Good for us!
How to Join...
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