Why book clubs are evil

<p>A Guardian blog asks, &quot;what is it about book clubs that turns us all so evil?&quot; Apparently, book clubs are the new social litmus: &quot;Book clubs have to be one of the least accessible pastimes out there. Merely possessing the desire to read and chat about books is simply not enough; people have to be male/ female/ between 20 and 30/ over 50/ &#39;willing to do presentations&#39; and are &#39;not welcome if they&#39;re going to be too clever&#39;. There are waiting lists, application forms and a strict set of rules to comply with, even certain dietary requirements.</p><p>&quot;There are seemingly hundreds of groups assembled around those with strong religious beliefs, teachers, stay-at-home parents, writers, pensioners and small business owners. Yet the apparent plethora of choice in no way guarantees acceptance by your niche group.&quot;<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>