I find that books teach us about ourselves. They show us a side to our history that history books and official records cannot convey. The hold the souls of nations, families and beliefs. Books help me understand myself and others. I'd love to join this not so secret book club because sharing passions is one of the tenets of a happy life. Plus, I started reading The Bell Jar yesterday- apt!
Hello there, I'm Jenny. I would love to join this book club! I love reading, especially poetry. Sylvia Plath is my all time favorite poet. My favorite books are The Great Gatsby, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Sun Also Rises and The Princess Bride, oh, and the Hobbit. Gosh and so many others. I love Hemingway, Hughes, Cohen, and Fitzgerald. I write poetry and music and read as much as I can. I will definitely read The Bell Jar again! Thanks, Jenny
Hello everyone, hope you’ve all got a copy of the Bell Jar now. I’m thinking that if we aim to finish the book in two weeks - so deadline being the 8th of June - then we can all discuss it then. If you can give me timings of when in the day you can do that would be great and hopefully we can get some progress reports published every few days. I will tag what chapter the writer of each report is so if you’re not that far into it you should try and avoid the tumblr page. We should be reading about one and a half chapters a day so if the report is based on chapters further on I will tag them as spoilers. Happy reading all! Any questions just send me an ask!
Hi there. I would like to join because I've often chosen the company of books over that of other people. There was never a book club to join in person, and my friends usually read different books than I did (aside from Harry Potter - that was one series we all agreed on). I'll try to get a hold of The Bell Jar from the library.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth, and I would also love to join the book club. I normally don't have friends to discuss novels with, and this via online discussion shall also help me tackle my shyness. Anyways, my all time favorite writer is Franz Kafka. His writing is simple and ironic. And yet, it is able to demonstrate a complex wit. Hope to talk to you all soon! :)
Hi there! My name's Meg and I would really like to join your book club. I've always read a lot more than a lot of my friends. This group will help me discuss things that I can't with some of my friends. My favourite author of all time is John Irving, I love how well you get to know his protagonists. I have a new writing blog, I was wondering if someone might want to take a look at it: swandivecigarettes(.)tumblr(.)com thank you so much!
Hi, My name is Katie and I'd love to join the book club. for me books are my own personal escape when things get rough I escape into a story because then I don't have to be me anymore I can be someone deeply in love with some boy who doesn't notice her, the herione on a mission to save the world or someone she loves or the mother involved in some issue with her child. I also have a slight book buying addiction most of my student loan goes on books my bad :) x
If you would like to share your reading preferences and apply to be a member you can do it in a similar fashion to Morty. Just tell us what you like, authors or specific books, and just share! This is a book club after all :)
Evening all, I'm Morty. Basically, I love reading because of the imagination involved, and I'm a sucker for the witty or weird. I love the narrative voice of Doyle, Dickens and the German Romantic era, but my favourites are sci-fi or fantasy novels. I've always said that as long as there's snappy dialogue, fun characters and an engaging plot, you can forgive sub-par writing. It's a thin line though, balancing between guilty pleasure and total hack. Meyer, Paolini, Brown, I'm looking at you.
Hey guys! Just found your blog! Such a lovely idea, will have to buy The Bell Jar tomorrow!! Please check out my book appreciation blog, I just started it with a few lovely people from Tumblr helping me! myhandsarebookends(.)tumblr(.)com :) xxx
Hey! Thank you, I hope you will enjoy the book and we can all have fun reading it. Sure thing! Everyone else on here should check it out as well, as we all do love books :)
We’re really not that secret! And we are just starting up. So hopefully you can join in, follow and we should have a book for you to read by tonight! Hopefully it is a book that you’ll like - if not, suggest one to us! Thanks.