Introducing… Blook Club

6 Sep

Every year, I write a ‘to do’ list instead of resolutions.

For the past 2 years, my list has included ‘join a book club’.

(I adore books. Not just for colour coding you see!)

And for 1 and half years, I’ve not really managed that.


While working one night, I started moaning about
my lack of book reading to my husband.
He said, as I think he always says now,
why don’t you ask twitter if they know of one.

So, I did. More specifically, I asked Kirsty
if she knew of one. And then somehow our
conversation ended up with me organising
a book club, as opposed to joining one!

I called it ‘Blook Club’.
Bloggers plus books.
And then I made a little logo
(despite the fact I’m not a designer).
So it’s sort of all official now.


We’re holding the first one in Edinburgh this weekend,
but if you fancy coming to future Blook Clubs
(or even to this weekend’s), just drop me a line.

I’m kind of excited (and a bit nervous)
to meet everyone, start reading more again
and then babble about it at length…

God help the poor souls
who have signed up already!


P.S. Any suggestions of books gratefully received.
For the first one, we’re reading How to be a Woman.
I thought it would give us plenty to chat about!


30 Responses to “Introducing… Blook Club”

  1. Lauren 06/09/2011 at 4:32 PM #

    Hooray for blook club! After getting most of the way through our first book I fear that I might have to get a little tipsy before I discuss porn & my political opinions on body hair with people I’ve never met before, but happily I am a light weight. Bring in on I say.

    • Conversation Pieces 06/09/2011 at 4:38 PM #

      Can you tell I hadn’t read it when I suggested it? 😉 Yeah a little drink is a good idea I think!

  2. Kirsty {a safe mooring} 06/09/2011 at 4:53 PM #

    Ha ha glad I’m not the only one feeling slightly concerned at the potential discussion topics! Although I am still laughing in my head at the thought of wearing a Greggs paper bag with two leg holes ripped out of it instead of pants. I can tell already this is going to be a very highbrow book club. I mean Blook Club.

    Can’t wait!

  3. Lynne, Tea for Joy 06/09/2011 at 5:11 PM #

    Oh jealous! Sounds great.

  4. Red Boots 06/09/2011 at 6:39 PM #

    Ooh, I’ll come along to the next one (as long as it’s not in December as I don’t think I’ll be going very far then!)! I’ve been meaning to join a book club for two years now, so the time has come to stop procrastinating! Just let me know in advance what the book is!

  5. Clare 06/09/2011 at 7:05 PM #

    Book clubs rock! I got press-ganged into going to two recently and wasn’t expecting them to be so much fun. We read “How To Be A Woman” last month and had a wonderful discussion – started off talking about pornography and the objectification of women, then somehow ending up debating David Cameron’s hairstyle. Think you’ll love it! Would love to come to the next one so will drop you a line.


  6. mysparethoughts 06/09/2011 at 7:09 PM #

    Gutted to be missing the first one! And not to meet everyone. Please keep me on the distribution list for the next meet. Will have a think about potential books.

    Love the logo – and you say you’re not a designer.

  7. Jen 06/09/2011 at 7:41 PM #

    Oooh I would really like to come to the next one. Am I still allowed even though I don’t have a blog? I could start one if I’m allowed to join the club.

  8. Linsey 06/09/2011 at 7:59 PM #

    I used to go to a book club but we met in a library not a licenced premises, and it was mostly older ladies. But it was good fun and made me read new books that I wouldn’t necessarliy pick up.
    Looking forward to Blook Club though, I’ll be the one in the purple tights!

  9. domestikate 06/09/2011 at 8:05 PM #

    Ooh would love to be part of this! Unfortunately I haven’t read the book and don’t think I’ll have time before this weekend … but definitely keep me in the loop for the next one! At this rate you’ll have to set up multiple blook clubs because so many of us want to come along!

  10. sécia 06/09/2011 at 8:09 PM #

    This is a great idea! Good luck.

    ♥ sécia

  11. Ellie 06/09/2011 at 8:14 PM #

    Such a fantastic idea Zoe! Wish I was a Scot! x

  12. anna and the ring 06/09/2011 at 8:29 PM #

    Oh how I wish I lived in Edinburgh!

  13. Kerry 06/09/2011 at 8:49 PM #

    Oh I wish I lived closer, I wanna come to Blook Club! Love it!

  14. Sam 07/09/2011 at 12:08 AM #

    I’m with Domestikate, would love to join for this first one but won’t be able to get/read book in time… May I please join Blook Club part deux? ( the name, reads like we is already tipsy…)

  15. Kylie @ 3 Sheets 07/09/2011 at 1:48 AM #

    What a fabulous idea! I’d love to join you… alas, it’s a tad too far to swim 😉
    Can’t wait to hear more. Any chance of having a linked in blog version too?
    Maybe that would make it all far too unwieldy… Anyway, have a great time 🙂 Kx

  16. francesca 07/09/2011 at 10:58 AM #

    what a brilliant idea! maybe people can comment via your blog too…or it should have its own blog…and facebook page. ahhh…you’ve created a monster! x

  17. Lisa-Marie 07/09/2011 at 11:06 AM #

    Hurrah for blook club! We have a logo!!

  18. colleen @ hello olive 07/09/2011 at 11:17 AM #

    I arrange my books according to colour too 🙂 Book clubs are fab – mine is meeting tomorrow!

  19. Conversation Pieces 07/09/2011 at 11:26 AM #

    Aww, thanks so much everyone! Had quite a few requests to do an online version (and even a blog button) so I’ve got my thinking cap on and hopefully will have something to share soon 🙂

  20. Claire 07/09/2011 at 11:56 AM #

    Gutted to be missing this one but enjoying the book. Please keep me on the list for the next one!

  21. Siobhan 07/09/2011 at 12:10 PM #

    I wish I could join and I have read the book – I hope you all enjoyed it as I very much did! If the online version happens can I join please?

  22. Dancing Branflake 07/09/2011 at 5:04 PM #

    This is such a wonderful idea! I think it’s great that you are fulfilling this goal by starting your own. So admirable!

  23. House 49 07/09/2011 at 8:40 PM #

    Wow what a great idea, and the logo is just lovely! If only I lived another 300 or so miles north so I could join in. Enjoy your first event! 🙂 xx

  24. agirlwrites 08/09/2011 at 7:13 AM #

    Love the first choice of book. I can’t imagine how much fun you guys are going to have discussing it. Actually find myself feeling a touch sad I’m not up in the cold, grim north this weekend to join you guys. I might follow along, if I may.

  25. Lexi 09/09/2011 at 12:48 PM #

    I’m in Edinburgh and would love to join in!

  26. Jo Yates 10/09/2011 at 8:13 PM #

    I don’t have a blog but live in Ed and love to read and talk. Can I join?


  27. Conversation Pieces 20/09/2011 at 11:15 AM #

    Awww thanks everyone… I’m so surprised that everyone likes the idea so much 🙂 But then books, cake and some chatter is always a good idea, right? x

  28. Gaynor 21/09/2011 at 10:04 AM #

    I love your colour coded books!


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