It's time to add new members. But if you've read the rules, you know that book clubs should never more than double in size.
Why? You might ask. But I have too many people I want to invite in. You might say. Somebody will get their feelings hurt. You might worry. While these questions and concerns are valid, there is a more valid reason to be careful when you add new members.
Remember when I told you about the original book club I joined that was full of teachers who wanted to complain about their students and the amount of grading they had to do that night? Those were great women, all exceptional teachers, but the problem was they couldnt help themselves! When you get a group that's too large all in one place it inevitably turns into a gossip and catch up session. While this is okay (see hosting) at the beginning of the meeting, it can actually ruin a good book club if it's not kept under control. If you only double your size (start with 4 or 5, end up with 8 or 10) you will always have just enough people to bring different ideas to the table but not too many so that the conversation about the book gets lost.
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