Are you a part of a reading group or a book club?
Any of you belong to a reading group? Can you talk about how often you meet and what do you talk about? How do you decide on what to read on? Is it too formal? How do you make it really constructive?
No i am not and never heard of one such group here at least in my part of the Country till now. But quite amazing idea. Are you a part of that kind of a group?
No, but I would like to be. I know some of my friends are a part of a group who read various authors and meet informally in a cafe or so and discuss what they have read. I have seen this in Japan also.
Thanks for the information..Its wonderful actually.
We hardly meet any people with a passion for reading.Then how can we come across such groups here?Naturally, if we don't have such groups we don't have any opportunity for talking about books.I consider your question is rather out of place.
No, LOL - but I think they're a great idea though because I certainly have a number of books I have purchased and never got round to reading but I guess if I was a member of a book club (an on-line one would be great ! ) it would motivate me to read more, knowing that at the end of the month or whenever, we were all going to exchange views.
Yes, I am a member of book club and each member has a turn to pick up a book they like we all read and then we have a heated discussion about the book, our tastes are different but our horizon opens up by picking up a book we would normally left behind....
Excellent, it must be very intellectually stimulating. I also wish to be a part of such group, though I don't mind having different tastes but I need a group with a passion to read and be open minded to lend ears to others' points of view. Thanks!
I know in Perth in WA where I live is plenty of book clubs, some meet in cafes, some in little wineries and some at home, it is very popular right now here, so I assumed that it is like this everywhere, reading from the responses I am just lucky...
No. I don't go for "tearing a book apart" either for "best section" or "worst" or "what did you think......" - a story is just that, and it comes across to different people in different ways. I would hate to really enjoy what was to me a very good book, only to have it put down so that I had to defend it. Personally, I have better ways to spend my time. And the few I've tried only left me with questions about the people in the club--not the book!
The analysis part is still important, even if we just "skim" news articles, handbooks, etc., because we have to understand what we are reading and how/if it can be applied.
I might not enjoy the book clubs you have been to so far, either, though!
I belong to an online group called Women's Bible Cafe. This is a Christian group and we discuss a different book every 1-3 months. The books are non-fiction and deal with following God or Christian Living. We meet once a week for an hour online. The schedule is flexible they have different times during the day. Right now we are reading Breaking Free by Beth Moore. Just started it and it is about surrendering your life to jesus and God. I think the is a poll that determines the reading schedule and it is not formal at all. You can do this in your pajamas. Usually the group starts and ends in prayer and there are usually 4 questions that relate to the reading assignment
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