Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to Start a Book Club

I scour the online postings for book clubs every time I move to a new city. Unfortunately for me, the bulk of the places I live aren’t largely English-speaking, and the last thing I want to do is trudge through a new language when reading is supposed to be about pleasure. I thought when I relocated (again) to a city in the U.S., I’d have better luck. My hopes were quickly dashed. Lit lovers, besides being voracious, seem to also be largely unorganized. There were a few existing clubs that piqued my interest, but the meeting days just didn’t work. Personally, my weekends are reserved for anything but scheduled meetings. It seems that finding a book club is like finding a good biotech vapor compression system or designing a pharmaceutical engineering vapor compression model. You have to do some research and find best papers at