"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Making of a Bookclub (as generously shared by Sheila of Book Journey)

Are you a member of a book club?  If so, how well does yours work?  I belong to one which has been started, stagnated and then started again with me as the administrator of sorts.  (I use this term loosely.)  It seems like the group starts off excited and ambitious but then people just sort of drop off.  In my search for ideas, I asked Sheila at www.bookjourney.wordpress.com for some ideas as she has been a part of a long-standing book club that has sooooo much fun!!  She wrote a wonderful blog post in response to my query.  (the title of this post is the same as the title of hers)  Drop by and say hi, won't you.

If you have a chance, watch The Jane Austen Book Club.  I watched it recently and really enjoyed the dynamics of the small group that comprised the book club.  The whole idea rotates around the Jane Austen books of which the club reads one a month and then gets together to discuss the book, with food!  It seems that food really makes a book club, especially if it is themed to match the book.  

Do you have any tips or fun ideas you'd like to share here?  Please, share away!  I'm dying for more fun!


  1. I am glad you enjoyed the post Shirley and thank you for inspiring it!

    I hope your group takes off again!

  2. I was eavesdropping on a chat on twitter where Vas Veros shared that her book club uses a theme each month rather than choosing one book. I love that idea because it gives members plenty of flexibility to choose books they want to read and lots of scope for discussion.
    I've been debating starting one myself.

  3. Hello :) was looking for some advice and inspiration for starting my next book club, thanks so much for your post and leaving the link to Shilas post too! :)

  4. In writing this post about book clubs, I am hoping more fellow book lovers will find inspiration to share with their own book clubs or to begin their own. Thank you for your comments Shellyrae and Lovely Lady. Thank you to Sheila for your post! I hope more of us can find the fun in book clubs that you enjoy in yours!


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