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Book groups are hugely popular though they vary with how serious they are about discussing the book.

Are you in a book group? Do you purely discuss the book or does it turn into a social evening of random chitchat?



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Book clubs sound too much like school to me. You are told what book you have to read, are given a time period in which to read it, and then have to discuss the book, as if writing an essay on the topic.
I'm in 2. I was in three but one fell by the wayside as no one read the book and barely spoke about it. One we talk books for about an hour, and one it's a struggle to keep everyone on the book, as it's all about kids and schools...
Not at the moment but I'd like to join one if I can find one I can get to. When I read a book that's really great, or really bad or just interesting sometimes I'm just bursting to discuss it with someone else who's read it.
No, maybe when I have more time to read I will do that.
have a very informal 'book club' with fellow dog walkers in the park each morning - one of them is a librarian and a voracious reader and we all swap notes and books. It's great fun.
I used to be in a book club till I moved back to the suburbs, and now I cannot find one during the week that I want to join.
We used to mainly discuss the book with just a bit of chit chat over coffee.
by Finy
No, I'm not in a book club as such but am a member of an online, second hand book group. Through this group we discuss all things book related. Whether it's books you want to buy, swap or sell or about the book you're currently reading, your favourite book of all time, children's books, favourite authors, the list goes on - whatever the mood of the group members at any given time. You can choose to participate in the conversations or just view others' comments. It's a local group but surprisingly people from outside of the area have joined. It's a wonderful place to go if you're looking for some reading inspiration and I have found it's been a great way to meet other people with similar interests. One thing I love about the group is the challenges it throws up to read outside of the genres you're generally interested in. Being an online group, members can come and go whenever they please and they're not locked into fixed meeting times.
No, but I would like to be in one. I love hearing other people's perspectives and interpretations.
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