Poetry Advent Calendar 21: Reverse Book Club
The idea of a book club can be enticing for bibliophiles - but for many of us there are niggling doubts when we consider joining one. What if they only read dreadful novels of the kind discussed in [insert despised publication here]. What if the group is made up by people who don't really listen, but instead like repeating their own opinions loudly?
If these fears sound familiar, then the Reverse Book Club might be for you. To join the Reverse Book Club, you pay £6 for 3 books (a bargain, I'm sure you'll agree). However, you don't have to read these books and you certainly don't have to discuss them. Instead, our friends at Book Aid International send them to communities in the developing world, so that they can help readers who need them most.