I used to be an avid reader. Then I married a guy who really doesn’t enjoy fiction at all and frankly doesn’t buy in to the idea of reading for pleasure. THEN I had kids. Enough said. So, I really began to miss reading. I longed to curl up in a cozy chair with a mug of tea and a blanket and a great story, but I just sort of didn’t know where to start. I was out of the reading loop, so to speak. That’s about when the Let Them Eat Cake Book Club was born. My sister-in-law (quite possibly the most social person I’ve ever met) moved back to Knoxville from NYC and started herself little book club. And I was invited (probably due in part to family obligation—let’s be honest) and two years later it’s still one of my favorite things in the universe.
The rules of book club are simple: there must be cake, wine and book talk present. That’s it. The host provides cake, the guests all bring a bottle and everyone participates in the book discussion. (Even those who didn’t read it!). Love it. You should start one.