What we're about
The English language Silent Book Club in Paris, France
What is a Silent Book Club?
Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book and maybe bring a friend. Then settle in for an hour of quiet reading with fellow book lovers. There's no assigned reading or discussion guides - that's the "silent" part of our book club - but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers.
While some silent reading parties have a strict No Talking! rule, no one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome including eReaders and Audible book listeners.
If you're interested you can learn more about Silent Book Clubs
I wanted to have two different groups for two different discussions. This is the English-language group where we discuss in English and read books in English. I also manage a French-language Silent Book Club.
Please note that we are using the broad spectrum of English language and anglophone would perhaps be a better definition. British, American, Canadian, Australian, … you get the idea ... all variants and bastardisations of the English language are warmly accepted with no judgement.
I wanted to start with the easiest and quickest way possible to see how all of this works and what the interest may be. If everything evolves as planned, I'm sure we'll eventually find ourselves with a mixture of online club meetings and in person meetings at a café or bar. They're not that difficult to find here in Paris...
How does it work?
Once every two weeks we meet online:
- 19:00 - 19:30 Introductions and general discussion of who's reading what
- 19:30 - 20:30 Quiet reading hour
- 20:30 - 21:00 Optional socialising and general discussion ... or keep reading.
I will currently be using Zoom for our online meetings. But I am open to all possibilities...
Camera off and/or microphone off are accepted.