Sunday, May 22, 2011

Interested in starting a book club?

If you’re interested in starting a book club you need to get with the rest of the people who might find starting a club to be a good idea, and discuss the different types of books you might all find readable. There’ll be a lot of give-and-take there because nobody likes exactly what any other person likes, so be prepared to have a wide range of titles suggested.

Talking Books has over 70,000 titles to choice from. One important thing is to see how many copies they have of that book. The newer best sellers have more copies. The people in the group who find it easy to use their computers can download from BARD, but many don’t, so call them when you have chosen a book to check availability.

It is helpful to have at least a six month schedule if you can, so each time you meet for your current book discussion you can agree on one more book to add and then you will always be 6 months ahead. That just really helps if you are adding in new members plus you just know upcoming books that way. That also gives people time to propose picking a different book if you’ve just selected a read dog.

At our club everyone comes up with at least one question or comment. It helps get the talking going about the book.

Next month we’re going to be talking about These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. That follows Olive Kitteridge, To Kill A Mockingbird, and My Sister’s Keeper, so you can see we jump around a bit.


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