Thursday, February 22 at 7;00 p.m. is the next meeting of the “Around Town” book club. It will be held in the Pleasant Township Hall, located at the corner of S. London and Houston streets, right across the street from Church of Christ in Christian. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome to just walk in at 7:00! The book discussion will be focused on “Wonder”, a YA novel by R.J. Palacio.
The “Around Town” Book Club has been meeting for over six years now, on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. With the exception of combining our November and December meetings combined and held on the first Thursday in December, every meeting is the LAST Thursday of each month. Our club meets at a different location each month “around town”, hence the name. We are a diverse group of varying ages and backgrounds, though we have several educators in our group. We are a non-genre specific and co-ed group of adult readers, yet we tend to have mostly women in attendance, and generally read more adult fiction than any other genre. We would love to have more men and women, even teens, join us. Meetings that are held at restaurants allow members to order from the menus on their own. Meetings held at non-food locations will have a variety of refreshments served. Every month a prize is won, usually from a “reading related challenge” of sorts, or by a type of name or number drawing. There are no membership dues or fees. Readers are encouraged to volunteer to host, or contribute their own reviews of different books if they so desire. We encourage our members to read “outside the box” and explore other styles of reading and authors than they may otherwise on their own, but it is never a requirement. Our group enjoys fun times with laughter sprinkled throughout the book discussions. We have played many reading games, and even taken literature related quizzes for fun. We encourage you to join us!