"Armed with a Nancy Drew novel or other preteen reading fodder, I stepped into the book club circuit while attending elementary school."
"My concept was simple. When play dates arrived at my house, I gave them a book and continued reading mine. Of course, we were never on the same page, but I was able to entertain while keeping my nose in a book. Not surprisingly, ''club members'' were visibly relieved when my parents, hip to my self-centered literary schemes, confiscated my book and pushed us outside to play."
"These days, however, book clubs are much more sophisticated, especially when Type A business professionals are involved. And, typically, there's very little arm-twisting and lots of food as South Florida business professionals organize, analyze and schedule reading lists and meeting times." (from The Miami Herald)