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Friday, September 12, 2008

Book Club Makeovers?

Yep, that's right! According to the newsletter I received today, ReadingGroupGuides.com is looking for book clubs who need some help. Here's what they say:
Over and over again I heard from people who felt that their book clubs were in a rut, or needed some new ideas, or had pesky situations cropping up that needed tending to. The more I heard these stories, the more I thought, "These book clubs need a makeover." So we came up with our Book Club Makeover program. Each month we will select groups and address their issues on the site. You may have the problems we already have heard; you may have something else that is keeping your group experience from being optimum. We want to hear from you.
Does this sound like your group? Here's more from their website:
Whether your book club is just a few months old or has been around for a while, you might be in need of a Book Club Makeover from ReadingGroupGuides.com. After reading your emails --- and talking to book clubs across the country --- we see that book groups often can fall into a routine and need a bit of livening up. It’s ReadingGroupGuides.com to the rescue! We’ll select groups each month for makeovers, review the problems, and make suggestions. Interested in a Book Club Makeover for your group? Fill out the form here.
If this sounds like something your book club needs, go on over there and sign up. And be sure to let me know if you do.

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/features/makeover.asp

1 comment:

Abby C said...

Thanks for the great tip -- I recently started a book club myself. It still needs a lot of work, and maybe a makeover will even do it a lot of good!

My first problem was finding which books to read. There's tons of great books out there and I wanted to choose the right one. I found this really great book lovers journal at http://www.bibliopages.com -- it's called Read, Remember and Recommend. It's a spiral bound reading journal with Awards Book Lists (including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Los Angeles Times Award for Fiction and National Book Award for Fiction), Notable lists (Oprah’s book club is one of them) and Author Pages. There's also a space for you to write down your personal favorites, list down the books you loaned, and write down insights you may have about books you've read. The best thing about is the book suggestions -- the book selections are awesome and will help any book lover read the right books, and have no trouble deciding the next book to read.

It really helped jump start my book club because of the tons of lists that it has. We started with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction list, with Alice Walker's the Color Purple.

Find it at http://www.bibliopages.com. I leave this tip for all your book clubber readers. Hope this helps!

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