Thursday, October 13, 2011
Book Clubs, Good Idea or Bad?
Pantster and I are currently working on a series of stories that has a group of women who are in a book club. Book club is where they all meet and share what is going on in their lives. Of course, like many book clubs it is really more of a "Lets get together to eat, drink and talk about life--oh, and we sometimes read a book. " This summer when we pitched our book we had someone say that she thought that things like book clubs and knitting clubs might be heading toward being cliched.
Pantster and I tried to think of some other reason that our southern gals would be getting together. We thought about a lot of different things like a cooking club, poker night, or even a shooting club where they all went the the range to practice their shooting. At the end of the day, we decided that our characters wanted a book club so we let them stay in one.
My question to you all is, do you think book clubs and clubs like them have become over used and trite or do you still enjoy reading about the adventures of people in them?