Originally Posted by caleb72
I think I'm coming to the conclusion that it might be a better approach just to check in to see what is being read for this month and decide whether I want to participate or not.
I might help some nominations get over the line and then back away from the circus until it's time to actually read something.
I've noticed the discussion threads are usually without drama, so if I'm careful I can just have fun discussing books with other readers.
Have you considered this approach? It's my new year's resolution so I can't tell you if it's been a huge improvement, but it seems plausible that the whole process will become enjoyable again if you try this strategy.
I could do that but I rarely even look in the discussion thread because I am no good at that aspect. My opinions of books are limited to "I liked it" or "I didn't like it" I just can't wrap my head around how to review a book. If you were to ask why I liked a book the only answer the pops into my head is "I liked that I enjoyed it..."
So for me the nominating and voting was the fun part and the reason I participated, I slowly realized the nominating and voting was mostly just arguing and complaining usually always started by one individual and even with hidden voting now that individual still just complains. I did read a Christmas carol this week, though it had nothing to do with the book club, just seemed like a good book to read around the holidays and I had never read it.