Friday, November 30, 2007

Two in One Day

I know. Why in the world am I posting twice in one day on the last day of a 30 day marathon??
Because I have something on my mind that's been bugging me for months and I want to get it out there.

Book or reading clubs. I don't have the opportunity to join one in real life. I've tried a couple different ones online, like a Yahoo group for instance, and it leaves much to be desired. No offense if any of them are reading this. But we only have a few replies a month and some of them aren't even about books. We also have no direction. Additionally, some groups are just too humongous. How can you have an informed discussion about one thing when hundreds of people are commenting on it? I just don't know. As a result, I've been toying with the idea of starting my own online reading group. Is this a dumb idea? Have I just not looked around enough online? If so, does anyone have a suggestion for a good group to join?

I'm always looking for something new to read and I'm also always looking for someone to discuss a good book with. I figure an online group (since my butt is parked in front of my comp when I'm not reading anyway) would be the way to go.

Opinions, thoughts, suggestions? If you don't want to leave a comment, send me an e-mail.
wishinglibrary at gmail dot com. Feedback would be absolutely lovely on this subject.


  1. I was totally thinking the same thing. I think starting one is a great idea. I'd get on board.

  2. Have you tried any of the online groups? Like I said, they're not exactly what I'm looking for.

  3. Yes, but there are too many people and no real discussion. And when there were discussion, it was not even about any books.

  4. I belong to several online reading groups--each one fills a different need of mine. I enjoy some more than others. If you aren't finding what you want, starting your own group certainly is a worthwhile idea! That's why many of the groups already out there got started. :-)

  5. LF~~Thanks for the encouragement. I took the plunge and started a group last night.


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