I belong to the B4 book club. If you’re wondering, the B4 stands for “Broads and Books Beyond Belief.” We’re definitely B to the fourth power.
Today was our annual organizational meeting where we chose what we’ll read for the coming year. It may sound too organized to plan an entire year’s reading in advance, but it works for us. Trust me on this.
Everyone brought the name of a book she’d read in the past year and would recommend in the present one. There is a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and historical fiction, as our tastes run the gamut. But always, the books entertain and inform. (Well, there were a couple that weren’t so good, but I won’t go there.) The caveat is that if your book is chosen to be read, you lead the discussion.
At the end of the day where did we stand?
We have a selection for every month taking into account that those who travel need to lead discussions when they’re in town, that December is always a short book in terms of length because of so many competing holiday activities, and that I wanted to revisit poetry as it had been a while since our last foray into this genre.
I volunteered to be the scribe for today’s meeting, so I’m currently assembling the months and leaders and books into something worth distributing. In the process, I’m getting a firsthand glimpse of what is to come.