Clubbing

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A combo of two suggestions by: Heidi and by litlove

Have you ever been a member of a book club? How did your group choose (ot, if you haven’t been, what do you think is the best way to choose) the next book and who would lead discussion?

Do you feel more or less likely to appreciate books if you are obliged to read them for book groups rather than choosing them of your own free will? Does knowing they are going to be read as part of a group affect the reading experience?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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89 responses

  1. Happy Thursday! I missed out on last week hehe.

    Here’s mine!

  2. Mine is up here

    Happy BTT everyone.

  3. *phew* it has been a few while since I participate in this again hehe. Happy BTTs everyone ( Hi Deb!), I hope you all have a good Thursday! I know mine won’t make sense hehe

    Here Mine!

  4. This was fun- mine is up

  5. Here’s my answer about on-line book clubs:

    http://mervih.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/clubbing/

  6. I haven’t done the BTT questions for the last few weeks, but here is this week’s answer

  7. Good questions. My answers are here.

  8. My reply is up on my regular blog (click my name to find that), but I ALSO have it up here on my brand new domain devourerofbooks.com! They’re running in parallel right now, but I’d prefer people go to the new site. Thanks!

  9. My answers are here http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/booking-through-thursday_12.html
    Never considered a book club, maybe I’m missing out.

  10. Here’s mine. I really enjoyed the topic this week. Happy BTT!

    http://trishaj.blogspot.com/2008/06/thursday-meme_12.html

  11. I’ve got an answer here.

  12. Mine is here: http://thebluestockings.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/booking-through-thursday-10/
    Loved the topic! I’m addicted to my clubs!

  13. [...] week’s Booking Through Thursday is a combo of two suggestions by: Heidi and [...]

  14. Here’s mine. I’m early today. Just click on my name.

  15. Here is my response – an interesting one since I have never been in a proper book club!

  16. I love taking Thursday off from work! I actually get to post this before everyone has gone to sleep.

    I love my book club.

    http://eaca.blogspot.com/2008/06/booking-through-thursday-clubbing-have.html

  17. Great topic!! And great timing — I’m starting an online book club for short stories:

    http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/2008/06/12/btt-short-story-book-club/

    Interested? Wonderful! Please join in the discussion! Details are in today’s post…

  18. elizabethwillse

    No time to reply, but going to mull over and post/comment here later!

  19. Great questions. Mine answers are up.

  20. I’ll answer here: I’m in a book club right now. Five of us, and I mentioned my book club on a recent post as a matter of fact:

    http://lisaalber.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/my-book-group-enjoying-novels-versus-appreciating-them/

    We cycle through turns being “leader,” which means that when its my turn I bring a list of books to group, we chose one by vote, and then when we meet the next month, I’m the one who brings reading-group notes and other interesting bits from off the ‘Net. We rarely need these. We usually have a lot to say because we’re opinionated all on our own.

    I find that if I’m disliking a book, I don’t set it aside as quickly as I would otherwise. Also, I do read in more critical fashion than I would otherwise, jotting a notes sometimes. I also find that after discussing the book, I might have more appreciation for it.

  21. Happy Thursday everyone!
    My answers are posted at http://charliandme.blogspot.com/ I hope to hear from you.

  22. [...] Book Clubs Published June 12, 2008 BTT Tags: book clubs, Booking Through Thursday June 12, 2008 – Have you ever been a member of a book club? How did your group choose (or, if you haven’t been, [...]

  23. Thanks for using my question! I can’t wait to read people’s answers!!

    Here is my post:

    http://godsgraceinpractice.blogspot.com/2008/06/btt-clubbing.html

  24. I am a lucky BTTer this week. Here’s why.

  25. Better late than never: here we go

    I think I got sent to spam, so I took out the direct link. I promise I wont’ post agian!

  26. Late as usual, but done!

    I’ll probably miss next week since we’ll be on vacation. See y’all soon!

  27. [...] actually a day late, but better late than never, right? This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is a combination of two suggestions from two different BTT followers and asks: Have you [...]

  28. Yes, I know I’m late, what can I say? I’ve been suffering from Man-Flu you know!

    Anyway, here’s mine.

  29. Happy Thursday (Monday..doh!) everyone!

    mariel ;)

  30. I’m new. My answers will appear Thursday, June 19, 2008 at:
    smilingsally.blogspot.com

    Please come by!
    smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

  31. Couldn’t wait! I published today.
    smilingsally.blogspot.com

  32. Mine;s up… almost a week, but it’s up! :)

  33. I just found this site and love to read. Here is my take on this week. http://jenchambers.blogspot.com/2008/06/give-me-great-book-nothing-will-get.html

  34. We’re doing your meme on our forum – I’ve put a link on there to your site to make sure you get credit.

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