My Book Club Basics 3/3, Choosing Books!

  Books, Books and more Books! With an overwhelming selection of enticing-poorly written-predictable-and keep-you-up-all-night reads today, how do you choose books for your book club? For our club, each host gets to pick their book and shape their meetings around the selection. We have a few members who get stressed (and hilarious) when it comes …

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My Book Club Basics, 2 of 3

My last post was about why I love my book club. Since people have asked us about how to set up/run/host a book club, know that there are many options to create a club that works for you. Some groups are very organized and intense, and some (like ours) are a bit less formal in …

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My Book Club Basics, 1 of 3

To answer the most frequently asked question first---Yes, we discuss the books in our monthly meetings! We do not just drink wine. I am honored to have been part of our book club since its inception in 2003! Our first book was A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, shortly before it was debunked as …

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Books and Bucket Lists

Reading. Friends. Cocktails. Discussion. Learning. Debate. Snacks. Laughter. Maybe One.More.Drink. I so look forward to my monthly neighborhood book club meetings. While our families joke that we do not actually discuss our varied selections, we do!   The amount we talk about the book may be proportionate to how relatable (or debatable) the book is, whether …

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New Book Choice

I  become bored in most romantic-comedies because they follow the same path, trying to hide behind different jobs, fancy locations and funky friends--the same ups and downs with a twist.  And sitcoms, launghs but many the same.  And books-I don't want to know they end in the first third of the story. How refreshing, how unexpected to …

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Who’s Your Hilly?

That was one key question asked during book club discussion of The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  An engrossing book about the civil rights' movement in the south, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  And from what I heard, people saw others on their vacations reading the same tome.  I never thought about it, how the many …

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