Monday, September 22, 2008

Musing Monday: Book Groups

Do you belong to a book club? Is it online, or face-to-face (f2f)? How long have you been with the group? What have you learned from them? Do you like how the group is run, or would you make changes to it if you could?

I think I’ve talked about this before but yes, I’m in a few online book clubs and I even own one but I’ve only attended one meeting of our local f2f book club and didn’t really enjoy myself so I never went back. I’ve belonged to some of my online groups for a couple of years now and others I’ve recently joined. I was actually part of some of these before I ever thought of blogging about my books and I think they’re part of the reason why I do blog now! There are a few changes I would like to make (I would love someone to help me with my group Books Into Movies when I’m not able to get the current book for example) but for the most part I enjoy how some of these are run.

Here are all my online groups and what we’re reading in October:

Books Into Movies (mine): TBA (to be announced)
The Chick Lit Café: TBA
Book Crossing Reading Group: A) The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner & B) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Witch Novels: Hiding from the Light by Barbara Erskine
Themed Reads: The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlson
Adroit Romance Novels: Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
The Reading Loft: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill


  1. Great stuff there, Jen!

    I'm thinking of starting a F2F book club where I am...

  2. So many! And again, love this new look too!

  3. Thanks everyone! Yeah it is hard to keep up with them sometimes when I'm in a reading slump but I've recently dropped two so it's gotten easier.

  4. I think I would like to try a face to face group, but they never meet at convenient times for me, unfortunately. :-(

    I belong to several online groups too, but only one has a group monthly read, which I rarely ever participate in. I seem to do best in the groups that are more free for all than have optional assigned reading.


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