The Friday Morning Bookclub is a group of women who live in the Baltimore area and share a love of reading. Ten years ago, I was working full-time, and had two children that attended McDonogh School. I loved to read and as soon as I finished a book, I wanted to discuss it with someone, so my poor husband would have to listen to me rattle on about the book I had just read. Although he was always a good sport about it, and actually acted like he was interested, I decided that I had better join a book club. Finding a book club that fit into my schedule was not easy. I did not want to meet at night or on the weekends. My office was closed on Fridays so I began asking around to see who would like to join a Friday morning book club. The original members were either friends or other McDonogh parents. Originally there were twelve of us and we met once a month at different members homes. Our group has changed somewhat over the years as people have moved or gone back to work and others have invited their friends to join.
We now have 16 members and meet once a month at The Cross Key’s Cafe, which has a lovely area to sit with sofas and chairs. It is almost like meeting in someone’s home, except better because no one has to cook! From time to time we invite guests to our meetings, engage in author phone chats or have an author join us to discuss their book.
We do love to hear what other people are reading and invite all book lovers to join our virtual book club via the blog! We invite you to read along with us and share your thoughts as well as participate in our polls.