Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction
Thinking of joining a book club? Read books you enjoy, spend time with people you like and drink as much wine as you want, but give Moby Dick a miss Pic: Getty

In today’s time-poor, attention-sapping world, the first rule of Book Club is that there’s no shame in not finishing the book

The first time I ever formed a book club, we made a classic virgin book club mistake: We decided to read Moby Dick.

You see, your first foray into book clubs usually involves choosing a tome you wouldn’t ordinarily read, because you feel that you’re going to be held to account and that you will actually finish it. Right? Wrong! Moby Dick is a fine book I’m sure. I’ve still never read it, and to...

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