Book Club (2018)

book club

Book Club came out in May of 2018, so of course, I am just now getting around to watching it.

This movie is hilarious!

A few times I had to pause the DVD because I was laughing so hard, I couldn’t hear what the characters were saying anymore.

The leads in this film are all “young seniors” who have been best friends for their entire adult lives. It was awesome to see their examples of supporting female relationships, and how that was fundamental to the film.

Even though I am in my twenties,  I was still able to relate to their characters and think that women of all ages will enjoy watching this movie (though it is definitely not appropriate for children)!


This is my favourite movie so far in 2019. I highly recommend it and it is great to watch alone, or with a group of friends.

You can watch the trailer here.

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My type of book club

I just read this blog post over on book riot (skip to end to see link), called The Any Book Book Club. Its premise is that a group of readers get together once a month and instead of talking about the same book that they’ve all dutifully read, they talk about any book they’ve read recently.

This is such a fantastic idea! As an avid reader and (former) librarian, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this before.  The biggest drawback to traditional book clubs is the difficulty in finding a book that 10, 15, 20 people are going to like and be able to discuss. Just about impossible.  This was the biggest barrier to my joining one and the individuals I know who have tried book clubs dropped out because of the book choices.  Who the heck has time to read a “duty” book and still read the books that you are actually interested in?! I had enough homework when I was in school, thanks very much.

In the Any Book Book Club, the group maintains the passion with which most readers discuss their books and members can take notes on other books that sound interesting, still expanding their horizons. Far from being a difficult format to conduct conversation, I think it flows better than in a traditional book club because members are passionate and the conversation can flow in invariable directions.  Much less of a question and answer format.  This certainly sounds more intriguing than ‘that other way’, which reminds me a lot of university seminars, TAs and awkward silences.


– Here is the link to book riot’s post, by Dana Staves: