Monday, July 26, 2010

Book Club! Finally!

Ok, so I have been tossing around the idea of a book club with a few lovely ladies for like 3 months. I have been holding back because I am not really sure how to structure the whole thing. Today I was thinking about it and I thought, " I could wait until forever and I still might not be sure how to make this work." I think I am just going to have to get it going and work out the kinks as we go.

So, here is what I know right now...

1. This is what I am thinking the first book should be...

I read it a looong time ago, and I think it is worth another look. Plus, I know a few ladies already have this at home and have expressed interest.

2. I have a list of discussion questions that I will email out once I have a list of who is participating. I will send them ahead of time so we can think about them as we are reading.

3. I think that for the first book, we should shoot to have it finished by August 31st. I know that seems like a long time but I know everyone has lots of things going on besides reading an assigned book.

4. Here is where it gets tricky...I don't know how to create a forum to actually "discuss" the book. We could do it via email through reply to all emails. I think that might be the easiest way. I am not computer savvy enough to create a message board or something of that nature.

5. If it doesn't work out or if it is stressful or annoying, then we can either call it off or restructure it. The bottom line is that I just like the idea of sharing good books and different points of view.

Questions? Interested? Is this worth it or too complicated?

Let me know :)


  1. I'm in!!! Everything sounds great!!! :)

  2. hey! totally un-related but i got your letter last night! your blog is so super cute and i can't believe i haven't checked it out until now... but i am officially your newest follower! i'll be writing you back soon... so keep an eye out! have a great day!

  3. I TOTALLY just started this book!
    how meant to be?
    I AM IN.

  4. count me in, what about a book club blog? eh eh?

  5. Always love a good bok recommendation!!

    You could post a few thoughts about a book and then have people discuss via comment. Or create a group on Facebook to discuss different chapters or themes?

  6. what if you tried google wave? thats what the old book club i was in did- worked pretty well.