Last night, our publicity team held our first book club meeting. We'd read Mistaken Identity (consensus is that it's not enjoyable). And, we didn't stop talking!
How did the book club turn out so successful?
- We had thought-provoking questions. Thanks to Jaymie (last night's host), we had discussion about things more complex than the book. Our topics spurred empathy and thought.
- We're different, yet similar. We all have journalism & writing backgrounds... and, of course,we read all day long. Our shared interests combined with our diverse experiences allowed us to learn and grow while understanding.
- We have a mutual respect for each other. Everyone felt open to express themselves. No judgement was passed & ideas were shared freely.
- We relaxed. The book club was held in the pool, with wine & beer, in the evening after work. The calm environment helped everyone feel comfortable and ready to gab.
Next up: Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson