I do not - alas - read enough books. It is a trait started a number of years ago when I found that dealing with other authors works interfered with my own. I was prone to a cross-pollination which I did not seek. I think that some sort of imposition, such as a book club, might prod me to read more. Might.
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Announcing The HuffPost Book Clubby Andrew Losowsky
The Huffington Post is launching a book club. This is why.
Stories are how we understand our world.
Books are not separate from the rest of our lives - just as a song can provide the perfect soundtrack to a real-life experience, so the characters, ideas, dilemmas, behaviors we learn through our books help us "read" everything else that surrounds us.
This is why our Book Club is different.
Just like other book clubs, it's a way for us to invite you to read books that you otherwise might not, and to be part of a larger community discussing their narratives and themes.
Unlike any other book club, we also want to hear about how your reading intersects with your experiences, your memories, your everyday life and with current events.
We want to know where and how you read, and what you can see and hear as you do so. We want to know where the story is taking you, and where your memories are taking the story. Books are a collaboration between author and reader, and we want to hear what you're bringing to the tale.