For ages I have wanted to take part in a book group and think it would be a brilliant way to start dissecting books more to see what makes them work and help me figure out why I like the books I like.
At work some people are talking about setting up a book club on a Friday lunchtime (not weekly). I wouldn't even have to drag myself out in the evening but already the excuses are floating around my brain. Lunchtime is awkward, I get hungry by then. I am tired on a Friday. I like having lunch with a colleague who wouldn't be interested in coming. What if I have nothing intelligent to say? What if I hate the books we have to read? What if I can't suggest an intelligent enough book for the other members when my turn comes around?
I can talk myself out of anything! I am just scared of putting myself out there, of maybe not being as 'clever' as the other members. I think I should go. Once can't hurt and if I don't like it then I can fake other things to do on a Friday lunchtime that can't possibly wait.
Better find out the book we are supposed to read for the first meeting.