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Book Club Corner: 1st Wednesday is BYOB (bring your own book)

A little unconventional


Last updated 2/7/2020 at 12:54pm

Marge Rhodes

Linda Carlson, Selma Bonham, Sierra Bonham, Karl Lunt, Linda Lunt, Michael Sullivan and Rory DeSoto attend this unique book club.

This month's Book Club Corner features the BYOB Book Club, sponsored by the Mill Creek Library. Its meetings are held at 6:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the Library. The unique quality of this book club can be found in its name. "Bring Your Own Book" ("BYOB") means just that – make your own choice of book, bring it and discuss it with the group at the monthly meeting. (Of course, time is limited for your discussion because every member has their own book to talk about.)

The benefit of this method is that members are exposed to books and genres which they would not otherwise seek out.

The Mill Creek Library normally has the book choices made by the members available, either on-site or through the Sno-Isle network. Jennifer Kierans, the Book Club Coordinator for the Library, maintains a compilation of the books read by the members.

Selma Bonham of Mill Lane started this club as a "regular" book club (everyone reading the same book), but it somehow evolved to BYOB style. The resulting format has been satisfying to all who attend.

Last year, the club celebrated its 10th anniversary at a gathering in the University Book Store, attended by John and Karen Lovick, and featuring good food and conversation.

The most important feature of this book club, according to the members, is friendship and sharing with like-minded people who are passionate about what they read.

If you would like to see what the BYOB Book Club is all about, feel free to join them with your book choice in hand and be prepared to talk about it!


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