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How do book clubs really work?
« on: July 12, 2009, 03:03:22 pm »
I've thought about book clubs in the past and I love discussing things I've read, but I have a question:  Do those of you (us) who read numerous books a week have trouble spending weeks reading a book in smaller increments and discussing as you go?  I mean, do you read ahead because you want to know then pretend you're reading along for the fun of a discussion ....  I'm thinking that would color conversations if you already know what happens next, but I'm not sure how hard it would be to play along.

I want to play this reindeer game but I'm not convinced I'll play right ....  :-\



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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 03:06:05 pm »
    Geoffrey,

    we have people read as they go and people who've read the whole thing.  We all seem to play well together!

    Depending on the book klub, we may also have some where the book is read in advance by everyone, then discussed for a couple of weeks.  It depends on the author in the case of Reading With The Author, the leader and the length of the book!

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 03:13:24 pm »
    In the Outlander series, we have some that read and discuss as we go, some who couldn't wait and read the whole series (six books) in a few weeks or months, and some of us who are long time fans of the series. 

    Some people discuss each chapter set, and some people jump in when they find part of the discussion interesting, or want to bring up something we haven't covered. 

    You can participate in the way that suits you best.  As Betsy said, dive on in.  It doesn't matter if you jump in the deep end or the shallow end or just doggy paddle around. 

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 03:14:43 pm »
    If you want to go on a forced march, join us in the Outlander series.  Gertie's a tough taskmaster, LOL!
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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 03:19:49 pm »
    As long as you put some mud on your nose so it doesn't blink too brightly you'll be fine.

    Seriously, the book klubs are great.  I don't post often, but I do read what others have said.
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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009, 05:00:00 pm »
    If you want to go on a forced march, join us in the Outlander series.  Gertie's a tough taskmaster, LOL!
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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 10:23:10 pm »
    reading many benefits. It gives you more understanding. wish you luck: D

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 04:11:36 am »
    The letter should focus on how important reading is. It should inform the parents how reading is probably the most important life skills humans need. Ask the parents to pledge to spend even 10 minutes with their child at night and to keep a log at home. This would enable parents to demonstrate to their kids that they value education as well.

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 11:18:15 am »
    Well, it depends from people to people...

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 12:13:06 am »
    I am also agree with PhillipA82 I also think that it's depends on people to people. Book clubs are a great way to socialize with your co-workers...

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 07:17:51 pm »
    How do you deal with spoilers?

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 12:43:39 pm »
    In the book klubs I've been active in we were assigned chapters each week.  If I did not get to read as far as the others I simply did not read the posts until I was caught up.
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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #12 on: April 08, 2011, 12:22:51 pm »
    Online book forums are way better for me.  Especially if it's a popular book.  I can talk to people who've read the book without any waiting for a physical meeting..

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    Re: How do book clubs really work?
    « Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 02:00:47 pm »
    I really appreciate being able to find this thread on here. Though an avid reader as well as a writer, I've never participated in a book club and wasn't really familiar with how it all works. Thanks for all this info -- now I can connect the dots for both on and offline.

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