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I belong to both, Abby. I'm in a book club through our local library, but sadly I am a sporadic member. I go when I (a) like the book, and (b) have time to actually read it. It's always fun, though. Last month we read CHOCOLAT, and everybody brought their favorite chocolate for refreshments. I've read stuff I probably wouldn't have read otherwise, including some I ended up loving, like GARDEN SPELLS, THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY, and GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.
I should read REBECCA.
I never miss my writers' groups. One is a monthly write-in for any genre. We chat and/or write together, depending on our mood. Sometimes there are only two people there, sometimes five or six. The other is a 5-member critique group for middle grade/YA authors that I started last summer... took a chance, and ended up with a stellar group!
Edited by: STORYCRAFTER at: 2/23/2013 (13:34)
I'm curious who here belongs to a critique group or a book club?
I tried being in several book clubs, but the books rarely held any appeal for me. Still glad I read them, at least for the literary value. One that I loved was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I COULD NOT get into it, so I skipped the first few chapters and started reading. Sucked in immediately.
As for a critique group, I belong to one of them, too. All romance writers, different subgenres for the most part.