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Book clubs allow social interaction during isolation

Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:56:56-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Social distancing can be challenging, so how about starting or joining a virtual book club.

Books, a simple yet authentic way to entertain yourself. Then book clubs started gaining in popularity and became a social outlet for many.

But just because you can't meet up in person, doesn't mean book clubs have to stop. Technology lets you still hold book clubs, just virtually.

Video conference calls let you get together, share thoughts, feelings and discuss the book.

"Having to stay in the house all day is hard but being in the book club is a breeze, a release, a relaxation and an opportunity to exhale and just forget about everything else that is going on," said LD Ellis who is currently working from home.

Most book clubs meet once a month and are organized around similar reading interests, but there are no specific rules you have to follow.

Now if reading isn't your thing, you can start a movie club or cooking club; so many choices to continue connecting and communicating with people during this time.