Monday, 26 April 2010
Jessica has suggested to me that it might be an interesting ‘experience’ for me to read a book selected by a book club then give my two pennies worth during the following analysis and discussion on the book. I disagree with Jessica wholeheartedly and believe it will be nothing more than an exercise in futility. Does this mean I have escaped this undesirable fate? Of course not.
I detest the idea of book clubs for one simple reason; I don’t like being told what to do.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not some kind of sad ‘rebel without a cause’ type character. I just like making my own choices in life especially with regards to what I read. I don’t like the idea of someone I have never met dictating to me especially when I didn’t get the opportunity to vote on the book choice in question.
Therefore it is with no small feeling of resentment that I will soon be reading a library copy of ‘My Cousin Rachel’ by Daphne Du Maurier from the online Cornflower Book Group.
I will be perfectly honest; I really don’t like the look of this book. I am not expecting to enjoy it and have a rather negative view on the entire impending ‘experience’ it may well leave me traumatised.
As somebody who has never participated in a book club (either online or in real life) I’ll be giving my honest verdict on both the book and the whole ‘experience’ of the book club.
The things we do for love and blogs!
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