This is a guest post by Megan Sargent, an avid reader who has lived in New West for three years.
If you are an avid reader like me, then you might be on the look out for a Book Club to join. I love the two book clubs that I belong to. They challenge me to read books I would have never have read before, ever. (for example I read a Steam Punk book, and to my surprise I loved it!). It is very interesting to find out people’s opinions and points of view, and to look at different aspects of a book (and life) in a new way.I think a lot of people are worried about going to a book club if they haven’t read the book. Actually, I am guilty of this on more than one occasion, but I still find the discussion very interesting. If you are interested there are a few book clubs around town.
First there is a Victorian Book Club that meets at the Irving House hosted by the New West Museum. They meet on a bi-monthly basis and as the name suggests this book club is focused on Victorian Literature. The next meeting is on September 17, 2011 and we are discussing Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. If you would like to attend please call the Museum (604-527-4640) and let them know. The 11am meeting is full, but they are having another meeting at 5pm for those who want to join. What is really neat about this book club is that you get to sit in one of the rooms and drink tea, how Victorian!
Second is a book club that I co-run, so I’m going to brag a bit about it. It’s called New West Readers and we meet on a monthly basis at Oliver Twist Pub. We read a wide variety of books and while we talk about the book, we also discuss a wide variety of other topics as well. Our next meeting is on September 28th at 7pm, we’re the big group upstairs. We are a fun bunch of people and would love to have you come out!
Third is a book club called Bookcrossing. They meet at the Waves on Columbia Street on a monthly basis.
Fourth is at the New Westminster Public Library called Book Club Café. It doesn’t look like the website has up to date information on the book club, but for more information call 604-527-4667.
Thanks and happy reading!