Posted by: jockmackenzie | March 26, 2016


Sharon Williamson

READER OF THE DAY #61 Sharon Williamson

Sharon is another of my friends who loves to read, who is a reader’s reader, who reads constantly, and who reads fiction and non-fiction and, well . . . you get the picture. She’s also in a BOOK CLUB. I’m capitalizing BOOK CLUB, because I haven’t yet discussed that phenomenon.

Here’s a bit of what Sharon told me:

  • Our book club has between 7 and 10 members depending on who is around. (Sharon missed last month’s meeting while she vacationed in Mexico and when the group decided to read Ru by Kim Thuy)
  • the hostess usually decides what book should be read for the next meeting
  • the group enjoys diverse literature so all genres are covered
  • members aren’t required to finish every book (and on the “finishing” note, Sharon doesn’t finish all the books she starts . . . if after the first 1/4 to 1/3 they aren’t working, it’s adios)
  • the book club has both a social aspect and a discussion aspect so we discussed the latter. Making one a more observant reader is one of the perks of knowing that you will be taking your turn to give your opinion on chosen book in the near future.

During our chat, Sharon mentioned a number of books she enjoyed:

A Wake for the Dreamland by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne (Lacombe author)

The Golden Son by Silpi Samaya Gowda

Asylum, A Mystery by Jeanette de Beauvoir (about the Duplesis orphans)

His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay


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