Ron Charles on The Joys of a Book Club
Feeling discouraged about the state of the world? Drop in on a book club.
By Ron Charles
Ian McEwan once said, “When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.”
Last week I met some of those women keeping the novel alive.
They invited me to attend their book club meeting in Rockville, Md. For a guy who spends most of his life alone typing about books, it was a rare pleasure to listen to other people talk about them.
Thanks to Ron Charles for acknowledging the importance of discussing great literature as we have been doing in living rooms all across Los Angeles for the past 20 years. Inspiring empathy and understanding through reading and talking to each other is more important than ever. Read more here.