Are you in a bookclub?

@makingpots (11922)
United States
April 26, 2007 2:49pm CST
How often do you meet? How do you choose what the next book will be? What are the top three books you have read with this club based on: a.) generation of best discussion b.) the number of people from group that liked it
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• Australia
5 Oct 07
I'm part of the 'bookcrossing' group, which acts more as a book swap group than an actual bookclub. I've read so many books though that I never normally would have. Back home in my area, there's a monthly meet up held on a weeknight, and a bi-monthly brunch on a Sunday. I love it because I know my books are going to a good home when I pass them on, and you can take part in book rings (where the book eventually goes back to the owner) or book rays (where the final person in line can choose what to do with the book once they've read it).
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
6 Oct 07
That sounds like a lot of fun. I think I would love it too.
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• Australia
6 Oct 07
They're a worldwide organisation, so you could probably find a bookcrossing group in your area. They also have national and international yearly conventions, which are great fun. Let me know if you want the link to their website, and I'll send it it you.
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@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I used to be in a bookclub but got too busy. We met once per month and alternated houses to host it. We start with drinks and conversation, discuss the book we read that month, then ask if anyone has any suggestions for next month's book, then had dessert. I'd say we had about 10-12 people. The down side is that not everyone has the same reading tastes and a good portion of the time you are trying to get into a book that doesn't interest you, but you know you have to read it to be able to discuss it at the next meeting. It was fun and we enjoyed getting together.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 May 07
That is exactly how we did things in each of the bookclubs I have been in. And you are right, sometimes you find yourself pushing your way through a book you would have never chosen to read yourself. I always ended up being glad I read it. Bookclubs are a lot of fun. I am without one at the moment and I really miss it.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
In lieu of a bookclub and no time to read of late, I've gone to the library and gotten a few books on cassette tapes (audio books) to listen to in the car. So whenever I get in the car it's been an enjoyable ride!
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• India
27 Apr 07
I love to read books so I should to be a member of active bookclub. I use to share my books and read others among my friend circle and we manages our bookclub up-to-date.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 May 07
yes, you should find an active bookclub if you love books. Or you could start one. I have been a part of two active clubs but both had to disban for one reason or another and I miss it.
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@Chadanne (253)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Wow, I've never heard of a book club before. Could you tell me more about it?
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Apr 07
It is a group of people who get together to discuss a chosen book that they all have read. Often they meet on a designated day each month (or however often they choose) and one book is discussed and the next book to be read is chosen. Some clubs are focussed on reading only particular genres (my local book store has a mystery book club, for example) while others focus on the social aspect of getting together with others who love to read.
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