BAsPC: Book Club Quirks

BA's Posting Challenge 2013-14Welcome to BA’s Posting Challenge for book bloggers! In an effort to consistently create content on BA I thought I would take part in a 30 day blogging challenge (I have to mix it up or else I get bored), but realised I don’t want to, nor do I have the time, to create a post every single day. Instead I decided to attempt to create a post once a week with content other than a review.

This is how BA’s Posting Challenge began.

Now BA’s Posting Challenge has become an annual event spanning the year’s busiest time. November for Wrimos everywhere, December for the holiday season, January for New Year’s and recovery, February for the lovers, and March to finally wind down after all the craziness.

BA’s Posting Challenge is for those book bloggers who want content and can’t think of anything to post, want a break without their blog dying, and just want to join in somewhere with the blogosphere community. This  challenge has a focus on books, book blogs, and personal topics scattered throughout. Find all the topics here.

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Book Club Quirks: Did you know there’s book clubs out there focusing on stories full of culinary delights? What interesting quirks would you like a book club to have? Tell everyone if you’ve joined one already or know of one.

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My reason behind asking this question in particular was from when I came across a book club with the theme of food. They created the dishes mentioned within the stories they read and I thought it was a unique idea when it comes to themed book clubs. So much so, if I was interested in eating food mentioned in books I would join it (although I can’t remember if it was online or offline).

I love the idea of genre-orientated book clubs, but I’ve never been a part of one and so therefore I don’t know if I actually like them. My total book club experience culminates in one meet-up with a book club reading contemporary and classic literature, and creating my own book club where the theme was more ‘what not to read’. We steered clear of potential argument-creating books like religion-based, political, and to avoid offence we also excluded R-rated. Eventually we cut out Jim Butcher too (I do not recommend his books for a female or female-majority book club). It was mostly fiction, but non-fiction in the form of biographies and memoirs did come up form time to time.

I do enjoy odd and quirky themes and would love to join a book club with such a theme, if only I had more time to, but it would have to be a theme that won’t get tired after a while. It’s difficult enough to keep a book club afloat after two years, imagine what it is like when the theme is incredibly unique. What do you do? Change the theme every two years?

There’s been a few reading challenges I’ve come across and would love to turn them into a book club theme, although it would have to be a pretty special reading challenge for the reason stated above. There are some I can think of, once again if only I had the time! See, my problem is my compulsion for creating isn’t limited to stories, drawings, and things around the house. I have a compulsion to create groups, but I don’t necessarily want to run them. I have far too many ideas. My second problem is thanks to my book addiction. I know books, books are accessible, books are a big part of my life, so if you combine my two problems you end up with a crazy amount of book clubs not going anywhere.

I have attempted to create another book club in the last year, but it hasn’t taken off because next thing you know my life got crazy with blood clots and then reviewing for publishers. I just couldn’t squeeze any more in. It was LGBT themed and I created it to meet people in an area I was new to. I would still love to go ahead and get it going, but I have no idea when I’d be able to. There’s just too much to do and too little time to do it in!

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If you’re yet to join in, you can do so! If you don’t want to, you’re still welcome to share here in the comments.

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