a) To say they are in a book club.
b) To enjoy the benefits of having a social life without having to stand around with a glass of lukewarm rosé wishing they had a date and/or their dress had pockets.
c) To stave off the existential horror of their brief lives.
d) To talk about books with their friends.
"There will always be someone else out there better than you, ready to take your job, ready to make a better product, is more beautiful. Build yourself up to the level where being better becomes relative to your personality."