Book Club Annoucement

For a long time, I've wanted to be part of a real book club. I've tried a number of times to find online ones that work for me, as well as real-life ones, but due to work commitments and generally being anti-social anyway, it's just never really worked out. I tried to start one with a friend of mine but he then fell into a reading dry spell. So the idea has long been cursed for me, and this incarnation is also probably cursed too. But let's give it a go anyway. 

This book club comprises of me, Rachel, and my sister, Sophie. I am now near my mid-twenties (dear god, I'm starting to get old) and Sophie has just turned twenty-one. Of the two of us, I'm definitely what you would call the reader. Sophie reads sporadically, let's say. This is a challenge for both of us, to give us some structure in our attempt to read more. However, my request didn't go as well as hoped at first. This is how my first mention went: 

       Rachel: would you start a book club with me?
       Sophie: does it involve having to read?

Yeah, that's basically what I'm working with. Painful at times, but I love her. Once we'd established that yes, our book club would in fact require some reading, it was settled. Our book club was born. Not much of a structure or a reading list is in place yet - it's still very much a kind of trial run to test what works for a while - so keep watching and we'll see together what this shapes into, if anything. 

Our first book is going to be The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Steifvater and it should be out in the next few weeks. The aim is a quick and easy starting point. Wish us luck. 

P.S. Sophie will be getting more input on the actual book club review post. She didn't really know what to say in this one, other than 'hi'. 

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