★ Too much on their plates? It doesn’t stop these readers

People often say that they would read if they only had the time. Not so for a local book group whose name reflects this particular challenge.  These ladies are busy, but they commit to reading just the same. The "Too Much on My Plate Book Club” has been meeting for 15 years.  The original members… Continue reading ★ Too much on their plates? It doesn’t stop these readers

★ Let’s talk about it. Why we discuss books together.

A pleasant risk of inventorying the region's book clubs is getting pulled into them. It's hard to say no. Reading is connection. The 'solitary' act is really a partnership with the author. For a while, you're almost in one mind together. So it's natural then to want to expand that connection to others with others… Continue reading ★ Let’s talk about it. Why we discuss books together.

★ Roanoke’s readers: The Day Avenue Book Club

The Raleigh Court Branch Library Book Group recently read and discussed three short stories, all taking place in libraries. There were thematic similarities across fiction by Bradbury, Borges, and Murakami. The library, it seems, is a pretty apt metaphor for how we try to make sense of a world that we can't fully comprehend. We may never get to… Continue reading ★ Roanoke’s readers: The Day Avenue Book Club