First, it turned out to require a lot more time than I anticipated, both preparing and blogging. Time is at a premium for me, and I must be discerning about how I spend this valuable resource.
Second, it was a lot of work. I am not shy about work, and I don’t think I’m lazy, but I like to know that my work is worthwhile. And I’m just not sure if this venture is worth all the effort.
Third, and this is the primary thing bothering me, it hasn’t been as interactive as I’d have liked. In fact, apart from some “likes” it hasn’t been interactive at all.
So I’m taking some time to assess the blog book club concept. And I’m inviting some friends and acquaintances to help get the conversation started.
In the meantime, if you’d like to see my blog book club begin or want to join a discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, please let me know. The best way to do that would be to comment on this post. Maybe you’ll have to set up an account in order to comment, but that’s a free and fairly painless process.
If you have suggestions for how this blog book club could work, I’d really appreciate hearing them. I don’t think it’s wise for me to expend precious time and energy on something that isn’t beneficial or enjoyable for others. So let me know what you think. Please.