Want to Join the Quiet Book Club?


 Want to Join the Quiet Book Club?
First of all, a big THANK YOU to the many people who responded to Monday’s post on “Do You Read Enough Fiction?” I now have enough excellently selected fiction and memoir recommendations for years of vacation-reading to come!

Second, your enthusiasm for books got me thinking that it would be fun to have a “QUIET Book Club” for readers of this site. We could all read the same book and then discuss it here, on a given date.

Please let me know whether you’d want to participate, and also any ideas you have of how the Book Club should work. I’m open to all suggestions. Thanks as always!

5/3/2011:  UPDATE ! The QUIET Book club is now up and running.  Sign up here.

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  1. Catherine on 17.03.2011 at 12:21 (Reply)

    I’d love to join! I just hope I can stay on top of the reading. I’m open to reading just about anything, fiction or nonfiction. “Perks of Being a Wallflower” strikes me as appropriate for this group. It’s billed as YA, but I think it reaches older audiences as well. But like I said, I’d happily read pretty much anything as long as it’s well written.

    (PS I smiled at the LOST pic.)

  2. Eva Sleczka on 17.03.2011 at 12:31 (Reply)

    O.K.please sign me up. Let’s read Merton no man is an island

  3. Vee on 17.03.2011 at 12:37 (Reply)

    I would definitely participate - I love to read!

  4. Poppy on 17.03.2011 at 12:44 (Reply)

    I am - cautiously - interested. I’d prefer to read books that are readily accessible in paperback or at the library, and if other people are interested in reading brand new bestsellers, I’d have to bow out.

  5. Amy S. on 17.03.2011 at 13:27 (Reply)

    Count me in. My other book club is floundering a bit right now.

  6. Alexis on 17.03.2011 at 13:28 (Reply)


  7. Joe BW Smith on 17.03.2011 at 13:28 (Reply)

    I’m in. Good idea. Looking forward to hearing more.

  8. kimberly on 17.03.2011 at 13:55 (Reply)

    I’d like to join!

  9. Kenetha on 17.03.2011 at 14:37 (Reply)

    I’d love it!

  10. Noel on 17.03.2011 at 14:54 (Reply)

    I would join!

  11. Pat on 17.03.2011 at 18:09 (Reply)


  12. Christine on 17.03.2011 at 18:58 (Reply)

    I’d love to participate! (As an aside, I’ve never posted a comment before, but I love this blog.)

  13. Cheryl on 17.03.2011 at 20:29 (Reply)

    I’d like to participate.

  14. Karen on 17.03.2011 at 20:42 (Reply)

    I’d love to join. Since time is limited, intriguing page turners are most appreciated. Just finished “Wench” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez - excellent!

  15. Valerie on 18.03.2011 at 05:39 (Reply)

    So, what are we reading first? Thanks for the invitation!

  16. Judy on 18.03.2011 at 07:29 (Reply)

    Sounds like a good idea, Susan!

  17. Maria on 18.03.2011 at 07:32 (Reply)

    Good idea! I’m in :)

  18. Michelle on 18.03.2011 at 07:43 (Reply)

    I’d definitely join!

  19. Barbara D. on 18.03.2011 at 08:09 (Reply)

    I would love to join….great idea!!

  20. Erica C. on 18.03.2011 at 08:58 (Reply)

    I like it.

  21. Susan W. on 18.03.2011 at 09:11 (Reply)

    Yes I do want to join. Well-timed. The idea is bringing me a bit of comfort today. Thanks!

  22. Heather on 18.03.2011 at 09:48 (Reply)

    I would love to join! I’ve always wanted to join a book club but the idea of a face to face / group speaking is always the troublesome part.

  23. Elizabeth on 18.03.2011 at 09:54 (Reply)

    I would love to join! (How about reading an advance copy of your book?)

    Did you have fiction, nonfiction, or both in mind?

  24. Juliette on 18.03.2011 at 10:37 (Reply)

    I’d totally love to join in with this! It sounds like fun. :)

  25. Carmen on 18.03.2011 at 17:31 (Reply)

    I feel so fortunate to find your website (thru Psychology Today); thank you very much!

  26. Amanda on 18.03.2011 at 17:58 (Reply)

    I would love to join! I’ve only been reading this blog for about a week now, but I love it so far. And a book club sounds perfect.

  27. Carol on 18.03.2011 at 19:35 (Reply)

    Sounds great!

  28. Starthrower on 18.03.2011 at 19:56 (Reply)

    Sounds like fun!

  29. Kristi on 18.03.2011 at 20:18 (Reply)

    I’m on board too. Lets do it.

  30. Lee on 18.03.2011 at 23:19 (Reply)

    I love the idea. Count me in.

  31. Robyn on 19.03.2011 at 07:54 (Reply)

    Sign me up!

  32. Kbirdcarr on 19.03.2011 at 10:05 (Reply)

    I’d enjoy being a part of this!

  33. Rebecca Cruz on 19.03.2011 at 12:02 (Reply)

    I am interested in joining.

  34. Megan on 19.03.2011 at 13:39 (Reply)

    Me too, me too!

  35. Dianna on 19.03.2011 at 15:57 (Reply)

    Yes, definitely.

  36. Debra on 20.03.2011 at 12:13 (Reply)

    I’d love to join, and thank you for your website!

  37. RadiantRecluse on 20.03.2011 at 18:50 (Reply)

    What a pleasure to have found your site.

    I think the idea of a quiet book club is marvelous.

  38. Jenny on 20.03.2011 at 19:41 (Reply)

    I’d love to be part of the Book Club!

  39. Crystal on 21.03.2011 at 09:41 (Reply)

    I’d be into it!

  40. Jenni on 21.03.2011 at 12:13 (Reply)

    Good idea! (I also love the LOST picture, btw!)

  41. Kimberly on 21.03.2011 at 14:17 (Reply)

    Great idea - and if we start with one on the MANY books from my “to-read” pile, even better! :)

    Currently have many readings on the go from How to Raise a Boyfriend to Death with Interruptions, The Value of nothing and Sideshow. All depends on the mood, I guess.

  42. Emily on 22.03.2011 at 16:00 (Reply)

    I would like to do this!

  43. Susan on 23.03.2011 at 08:39 (Reply)

    I’d love to join the book club too!

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  46. Judy on 27.03.2011 at 08:31 (Reply)

    I would love to join your book club. I found your blog through The Happiness Project and it is absolutely one of my favorites!!

  47. Neva on 27.03.2011 at 09:04 (Reply)

    I would love to be a part of your book club. What a great website you have - this is (in my opinion) a really important topic for our society. Perhaps I am not so unique in my need for quiet… :)

  48. Randa on 05.04.2011 at 15:16 (Reply)

    Yes, absolutely, never joined a book club but I would be v interested to join yours

  49. Kim Taylor on 05.04.2011 at 18:18 (Reply)

    Please sign me up!

  50. Helen Palmer on 07.04.2011 at 06:07 (Reply)

    yes please!

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