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Title: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on October 25, 2014, 08:52:34 PM
Alright, so I've been trying to decide what to do about book club for a while. I don't have as much time or energy to put into as I did in the beginning and with participation slowing every month, I feel like I should be doing more. Since I don't think doing more is feasible, I am thinking maybe shift to do things differently. Different how? I'm not sure yet, so I'm opening this discussion because I feel like this is better done with a group discussion. The book club is for everyone, the whole point is to try and find something that will encourage discussion and participation. So. Here are some of my ideas, I'm looking for feedback if people like them or not, and I am very open to suggestions/feedback as well (either for how we have been running things, or how we could possible do things in the future).

First, I want to mention that I really think opening weekly discussions with actual comments about the book seems to help garner more participation. For this reason, I have tried to read most all of the books in the past. But I don't want to feel like I *have* to read the book, so, I tried to think of some ways to try and encourage others to lead the monthly discussions.

My first idea was to ask whoever nominates the book to lead the discussions, but I decided that is probably a bad idea because it might discourage some people from making nominations (especially members new to the book club). So then I thought maybe see if a couple of other people would like to volunteer to lead? Or maybe for each book, we ask for a volunteer, someone who wants to read the book, and think they will be able to read it by the typical discussion dates?

I don't want one person to feel like they 'need' to read every book. In fact, I don't want anyone to ever feel like they 'need' to read any of the books (unless maybe they nominated them ;) ).  The whole point is to read books we enjoy and then chat about them. Ideally, we would have enough people participating that any single readers absence wouldn't impact the discussions.


Rotating Volunteers to Lead Discussions Maybe we let the nominator get precedence if they have interest in leading, and if not, open it to others. My concern with this one is that we won't get volunteers. My next couple of options offer some incentive (I hope), to possibly encourage many members to rotate through and lead discussions.

Rotate Member to Set Theme So ... Another idea I have is that now that our group is smaller than it has been, maybe we can have rotate through who sets the theme each month (maybe this person is also in charge of leading discussions for their month). I think this person should be able to easier say "Yes, this is what I had in mind, it completely fits the theme", or if something does not"You know, when I chose this, I meant XYZ, sorry it wasn't more clear." It's not often a nomination doesn't fit the theme, so this won't be an issue the vast majority of the time.

Rotate Member to Make Nominations In a similar vane, maybe we rotate through interested members, and 1 person picks what will be on the poll (and then leads the discussions?) This option will allow any interested (and active) member of the book club to be ensured at least one of our selections is a book already on their TBR. It could be interesting to see what different members put up for the vote.

or maybe we do a hybrid where we rotate through members and they can choose to either set a theme, or set the books on the poll without nominations


Read Alongs Another idea is that instead of having organized monthly reads, maybe we just convert to all Read Alongs?

So, there's a some of my random ideas. For the options of rotating through members, we would let people volunteer for months that work well for them. I know if the club grows, we would have to address how to choose who gets to do this (maybe require participation in X number of book clubs), maybe the users with the most comments get precedence. I'm not sure. But right now, I don't think it will be an issue, and I'd rather worry about how to get more participation than to worry about how to handle levels that we don't have yet.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: xiagan on October 26, 2014, 05:25:10 PM
I will continue participating no matter what we will decide in the end. :)

Does anybody of the book club members - or ex-members - has any idea why participation isn't what it was a year ago? Did you change your reading habits? Aren't the books chosen you want to read? Is something discouraging you to post in the book club threads?

I think the rotating system is a great idea - if people are willing to take on this (small) kind of responsibility and commitment.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on October 26, 2014, 05:58:29 PM
Does anybody of the book club members - or ex-members - has any idea why participation isn't what it was a year ago? Did you change your reading habits? Aren't the books chosen you want to read? Is something discouraging you to post in the book club threads?

Thanks, I think these are good questions. But I also want to point out that we haven't been getting as many 'new' members to join in either. So any ideas one what we could do to increase that would also be very welcome :)
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: DBASKLS on October 27, 2014, 02:03:27 PM
Arry - really appreciate all you have done for the book club, it is really well managed.

I guess the problem we all have is that real life gets in the way sometimes. I always attempt to read every book club book, the only one I haven't read this year is King Rat and I will get round to it eventually. However, I haven't always managed to read them in the correct month! I have had a strange 2014 real-life-wise so I've been all over the place with my reading! I would be happy to run the odd month with the caveat of maybe needing to duck out if something comes up. For example, I am currently doing an accountancy course and have an exam in March 2015 so I would be reluctant to do February and March but April would be OK.

Maybe if we had a primary and secondary person for each month? The primary person leads that month with the secondary for back up in case real life gets in the way?

On themes, I like the themes as it helps to narrow things down but if it's causing you stress then maybe we should stop or have much broader themes.

My other concern about leading is that I am not a book reviewer. I can't articulate my feelings about a book the way some of you can. Maybe other people feel the same and are therefore nervous of joining in?

Anyway just some thoughts I'm putting out there ...
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: eclipse on October 27, 2014, 05:25:50 PM
Arry - really appreciate all you have done for the book club, it is really well managed

I totally agree with this  :)

I haven't participate in some of the book clubs because I got carried away in the Malazan read alongs and also some of the books picked I know I wouldn't like so didn't join in
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Mosport78 on October 29, 2014, 03:37:32 PM
Hey Arry, I first want to mention and thank you for all the great work that you put forth in keeping this forum going. I know that it is not easy and at times you may feel under appreciated but I for one really enjoy seeing what the reading trends are. Being a "senior" reader of fantasy, it's nice to see what some of these new authors have rattling in there minds. I don't look in on the forum every day but I do try to participate in voting and selected monthly reads. If I can help, I will offer my time. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Vagabond on October 30, 2014, 01:02:47 PM
I joined the book club a couple of months back, mainly to discover books that I may not have decided to read myself. I like the idea of nominating and voting and then reading whatever wins. I particularly enjoyed Red Rising which I don't think I would have read on my own. Since joining I have joined some more book clubs on goodreads and I cannot keep up with them all. Like somebody above mentioned I cannot express how I feel about the books as well as other people. So I do not want the responsibility of leading discussions. Hope we can all agree on what to do and the book club continues.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: xiagan on October 30, 2014, 01:15:25 PM
I can't express myself as good as others either. But that's not the point.
We are amateurs who read books for joy and who discuss them because it is funny and interesting to see what others think.
We are not reviewers who post their opinions on blogs, so don't feel bad if you don't meet any self-imposed and not-really-there standards. ;)
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: ladybritches on October 30, 2014, 02:33:26 PM
The only reason I don't join in more is that I don't have easy access to a library. That means I have to buy most of the books I read.

I'm not good at expressing myself either, but I'd be willing to help out in whatever way you need me during the months I'm reading along. I might even be able to help during the months I'm not reading, if it comes to that. I'd really like to see the book club continue to be a thing here. It's a way to discover books and authors I wouldn't probably try otherwise, and I think that's a good thing.

I'm not familiar with the themes, and how you pick them. Can someone explain that a little, maybe?  :D
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: DBASKLS on October 30, 2014, 08:06:40 PM
I can't express myself as good as others either. But that's not the point.
We are amateurs who read books for joy and who discuss them because it is funny and interesting to see what others think.
We are not reviewers who post their opinions on blogs, so don't feel bad if you don't meet any self-imposed and not-really-there standards. ;)

I just think I have never really recovered from failing my English Lit O level  ;D I'd be happy to detail what happened for each week but there'd be no flowery language or anything!!
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: doclivingston on October 30, 2014, 08:30:23 PM
I have a few ideas for time issues...  we could read a novella every other month or depending on the size of the book do a longer read period.
We also could do ebook reads once in awhile where we pick a 4* rated book or higher from amazon that is on sale for a few dollars.
As far as getting new members could we do invites on goodreads?
I was wondering though what is a read along compared to what we are doing now?
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on October 30, 2014, 09:33:58 PM
Thanks, its nice to hear a bit of support for the book club.

My other concern about leading is that I am not a book reviewer. I can't articulate my feelings about a book the way some of you can. Maybe other people feel the same and are therefore nervous of joining in?
I may write reviews on my blog, but really, anyone can. I just answer the same questions I look to address in book club which comes down to my reaction to the story:

Did I like the characters? Why or why not? (if I can pinpoint)
Do I like the world? Is there anything interesting (or annoying) about it?
Do I like plot, does it keep me interested?
How is the writing in general? Does there anything about the prose that stands out in a positive or negative way for me?
Does it seem to move at a good pace or does it seem to stall out at times?

I am not an expert in anything related to writing, I view both book club and reviewing as a way to share my experience as a reader with the book. I figure everyone can have opinions, the point it to share them, and explain why (if possible, sometimes I can't come up with a reason).


I'm not familiar with the themes, and how you pick them. Can someone explain that a little, maybe?  :D

Sometimes we ask that nominations be limited to books that fit a certain theme. You can see our list of suggestions (and what was selected for some of them) here: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-club/themegenre-suggestions/

we could read a novella every other month
My concern here is, how many novellas are there to choose from? Especially that are not supplements to a series? I don't read them that often, so maybe there are more than I realize. They are also always eligible to be nominated, but I think some people aren't interested because they are so short, there won't be as much to discuss.
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As far as getting new members could we do invites on goodreads?
I'm pretty sure members of the Goodreads group do get an email about what we are going to read the next month. I can look into doing it differently. I have wondered if I can use the Goodreads group more, but at the same time, the conversations happen here and I'm not sure how happy they would be to be redirected? I don't know. Definitely open to suggestions here.

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I was wondering though what is a read along compared to what we are doing now?
The read alongs are unofficial and have pretty much no restrictions. Anyone can post a book they'd like to read/discuss with others, if they find interested people, I can set up an area for their read along. Anyone can organize/lead it, it can be started whenever is convenient and run for what ever length of time is convenient. Also, theres not restrictions about availability or being a first in a series. After we read Gardens of the Moon, a number of people continued to read the rest of the series as read alongs. http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/read-alongs/
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: doclivingston on November 01, 2014, 10:41:56 PM
could post book club questions from web ex for Neverwhere
http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/Books/Neverwhere/in/191/
also instead of weeks you could just post in 4 sections and put them all up at once
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: doclivingston on November 01, 2014, 10:45:47 PM
ohhh and I would be glad to help out, I can't promise to read every book but I don't mind helping out with discussion questions or other things.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on November 01, 2014, 11:29:16 PM
could post book club questions from web ex for Neverwhere
http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/Books/Neverwhere/in/191/
also instead of weeks you could just post in 4 sections and put them all up at once

We use to do that more (open up the discussions earlier), but some members said that it made them feel like they were behind and missing the discussions.  ::) There's no pleasing everyone. So, I asked that people who read faster do what I do, which is to jot down my comments in between the sections and then copy/paste them into the discussions when they opened up. This is always something we can bring back up for discussion though, so if anyone else has an opinion/preference (if they like this idea, or not), please speak up! :)

I will definitely check out the Neverwhere link :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Nighteyes on November 05, 2014, 05:01:14 PM
I m selfish and will only read the book if it's one I voted for.  I am too lazy to dig up books I read years back if they come up. So sorry. I am a poor book club member. 

Having said that in my defence I will actively join in if a book I voted for wins.  It is frustrating when you vote for book along with say 7 other people and it comes in second by say 1 vote; meaning there should be 9 people at least actively posting on the winner. But a month or two later there are barely any posts on the winner.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 05, 2014, 05:49:23 PM
^ That's why I've stopped voting altogether. I felt really bad when I couldn't make it to the Promise of Blood read when I nominated it, so I just jump in if I ever get the chance to read the book. Whether or not that's months later is beside the point.

I'm a worse book club member. :P
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on November 05, 2014, 08:29:47 PM
I m selfish and will only read the book if it's one I voted for.  I am too lazy to dig up books I read years back if they come up. So sorry. I am a poor book club member. 
There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Not sure why you think it makes you a poor book club member.

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Having said that in my defence I will actively join in if a book I voted for wins.  It is frustrating when you vote for book along with say 7 other people and it comes in second by say 1 vote; meaning there should be 9 people at least actively posting on the winner. But a month or two later there are barely any posts on the winner.
Yeah, but even if your book won, do you think turn out would be much different?

I don't want people interested in book club to feel guilt for not participating, or to feel like a "poor book club member" for only participating in the ones they are interested in. And I apologize if I've ever done anything to make people feel otherwise.

I think the low participation is more an indication that we are not pulling in enough interest, that to really run well there should be more people seeing it and thinking about joining in. Every month would see a different subset of the members participate. I think it is only natural that members only join in sometimes, so the real key here is not to make those who participate feel bad for not participating more, but to find a way to generate more interest.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: doclivingston on November 05, 2014, 10:23:56 PM
I know I never see anything pop up about this book club on my goodreads account so maybe we are missing out on a lot of potential readers.  Do we have some sort of goal for what we want this book club to be?
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on November 06, 2014, 01:10:44 PM
I know I never see anything pop up about this book club on my goodreads account so maybe we are missing out on a lot of potential readers.  Do we have some sort of goal for what we want this book club to be?

Hmmm.... OK, I gave this a bit more thought and poked around Goodreads a bit. I do get email notifications for every book we are reading about 5 days before the month starts. These are auto generated by Goodreads and only go to your personal email, not your inbox within Goodreads. Turns out that is a preference that you need to set in order to receive them. I don't remember turning it on, but I don't doubt I did. So, that message is likely not going to as many people as I had assumed. Thanks for pointing this out. You are definitely right that we could reach more people than we currently are.

I can start sending out broadcast messages to the Goodreads members with the book selection. Those will show up in their Goodreads inbox regardless of what their settings are set to. I will try to do this about a 5 - 7 days before the next month starts. Another group I am in, we send out messages for nominations, voting and book selection, but I'm not certain if I want to send out that much or not. For some reason I am leery of users feeling like I am spamming them since this group really does the discussions here, not on Goodreads. But I guess they can always leave the group if they're not interested.

As an aside, one problem I have had with Goodreads is some users seem to get confused with the fact that the discussions happen here. Most of the Goodreads groups like that have their club nominations/voting/discussions on Goodreads, where as all of ours happen here, requiring a forum account. Still, I have felt like I should find a way to use that group more than how it is currently being used, which generally just shows what books we're reading to anyone who actually goes and visits it.

As for what we want the book club to be, I am open to opinions. I just mainly want a place for friendly exchange of ideas/thoughts/reactions to a book as we read it.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: simonster on November 09, 2014, 06:04:14 PM
I'm a slow reader (I'm doing well if I get through two books in a month) so I tend to only join in with the book club if the book is something I was already planning to read, or if it's something I've heard a lot of good things about.

One of the things that can win me over is if there's someone (a forum regular) who's genuinely enthusiastic for the book, like with King Rat's army of supporters earlier this year.  (Well, it felt like an army; I wasn't counting ;) )

I wonder if that sense of particular people championing a book could be a more formal part of the book club.  For instance, maybe the nominators and seconders of a book could be the book's Champions, committed to running the month's discussion if that book is chosen, and with their names proudly listed alongside the book's in the poll.

There might not be as many books nominated each month if nominating and seconding are seen as a commitment - but those books that are nominated (and seconded, and ideally thirded) would be guaranteed some good discussion from their Champions at least.

Anyway, just a thought.

Arry - really appreciate all you have done for the book club, it is really well managed.

This can't be repeated enough. :)
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: xiagan on November 10, 2014, 09:16:30 AM
I like the champions-idea. :)
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Pheonecia on November 10, 2014, 07:31:29 PM
I have never participated in the book club before, but i think it is something that i would like to do in the future. The main problem that I have with the book club is financial timing. I have a very tight budget at the moment so sometimes need longer than the given time to be able to purchase the book, especially if it is not one that i would have bought anyway. Also, I don't have an E-Reader, so any Kindle only books i would not be able to participate in.

I must also admit that I am very lazy in checking the forums, so don't always see any book club threads. I tend to check the main site for new stories, browse the side links to see what new forum topics have been posted, then leave to browse something else. I realise that this is my own fault for missing book club topics, but perhaps other visitors to the site only read the main page, and not the forums? Do you post in advance to the main page? (I really can't recall). Perhaps just making it a more noticeable item of interest on the site would garner new participants?
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: doclivingston on November 14, 2014, 08:46:42 PM
I have an interesting idea, lets take the top three books in a poll and have them be the next three months reads.  Then read them in order from oldest publication date to newest because that way if its a newer book its easier to get it from the library :-)
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on July 17, 2015, 08:23:59 PM
OK, I am resurrecting this thread. I feel like each month, the discussions are getting slower and slower for book club, and honestly I fully consider myself part of the problem. I don't post as regularly as I used to, and I have taken months off (which I didn't used to do). With a current poll going with a total of 4 votes (in all fairness, it was 6 before the run off), I just wonder what the future of this group is and if there are changes that could be made to help revive it.

Any suggestions or ideas? Should we move to just read along discussions? Keep going as is? Alternate Discussion Leaders? (personally I like this idea so that its not always me ;) )
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: JMack on July 17, 2015, 08:42:17 PM
OK, I am resurrecting this thread. I feel like each month, the discussions are getting slower and slower for book club, and honestly I fully consider myself part of the problem. I don't post as regularly as I used to, and I have taken months off (which I didn't used to do). With a current poll going with a total of 4 votes (in all fairness, it was 6 before the run off), I just wonder what the future of this group is and if there are changes that could be made to help revive it.

Any suggestions or ideas? Should we move to just read along discussions? Keep going as is? Alternate Discussion Leaders? (personally I like this idea so that its not always me ;) )

I think read-alongs might be really good. Someone who is excited by a book can get it started and can see if there are enough folks that it won;t just be talking to herself.

Personally, I like the monthly club because it gives me a target to aim for. But I agree; not a lot of participation. And, hey, I read the book this month but have been so busy with RPG and Writers' Group that I haven;t posted much (or anything?) about it. I'd enjoy continuing, but it's work for you.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 17, 2015, 08:52:18 PM
OK, I am resurrecting this thread. I feel like each month, the discussions are getting slower and slower for book club, and honestly I fully consider myself part of the problem. I don't post as regularly as I used to, and I have taken months off (which I didn't used to do). With a current poll going with a total of 4 votes (in all fairness, it was 6 before the run off), I just wonder what the future of this group is and if there are changes that could be made to help revive it.

Any suggestions or ideas? Should we move to just read along discussions? Keep going as is? Alternate Discussion Leaders? (personally I like this idea so that its not always me ;) )

I think read-alongs might be really good. Someone who is excited by a book can get it started and can see if there are enough folks that it won;t just be talking to herself.

Personally, I like the monthly club because it gives me a target to aim for. But I agree; not a lot of participation. And, hey, I read the book this month but have been so busy with RPG and Writers' Group that I haven;t posted much (or anything?) about it. I'd enjoy continuing, but it's work for you.

Read alongs might be an interesting idea. I know we had a few strong ones going in 2014, and perhaps something like the Dinosaur Lords, Francis's new books, or something with a lot of hype surrounding it, we could get a few like-minded people around it to get reading.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Nighteyes on July 17, 2015, 10:18:07 PM
Can't really see how Read Alongs are any different to the Book Club.

For me I guess the issues are:

1) I have what we call here affectionately a TBR pile. Books I have bought intending to read plus as the year goes on favourite writers will bring out new books or new entries in favourite series will come out. Its hard to take a break from those books for another book unless it sounds especially incredible. I generally only join in if a book that is already on my tbr pile wins.

2) Sorry this will sound awful but it feels too much like work sometimes. You just want to enjoy a book sometimes and it is hard often to find the motivation to post some intelligent thoughts on a weekly basis on a certain amount of a book.

3) Its an odd concept as well having to read a book over a month. I really vary on the speed I read. Sometimes a boom will take a month. Other times I ll read a book in an afternoon. It really varies on the book. I know in past book clubs I have sometimes read the book by the 2nd of the month. Week 4 thread opens up 3 weeks later and I have moved on and read 3 or 4 new books since.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 17, 2015, 10:26:44 PM
The reasons I've never really participated are exactly what Wolfie just said.

And you know, I think the main difference between a Read Along and a Book Club is the speed. Everyone just posts what they want when they want, and wait for replies.
A bit like when we do reviews or comments about finished books.

I only did one, Xiagan asked me to start it, and I ended up talking to myself because he got busy and never really posted properly, so I fully agree with Jmack that for a Read Along to work (as opposed to the reviews), there has to be a minimum number of people. A bit like the Malazan threads are.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Arry on July 17, 2015, 10:37:43 PM
Can't really see how Read Alongs are any different to the Book Club.
I don't have to organize them (this is my selfish reason) :) People don't have to come vote. And they can work on whatever schedule they want. One discussion thread, three, eight, post whenever they are ready without a schedule.

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For me I guess the issues are:

1) I have what we call here affectionately a TBR pile. Books I have bought intending to read plus as the year goes on favourite writers will bring out new books or new entries in favourite series will come out. Its hard to take a break from those books for another book unless it sounds especially incredible. I generally only join in if a book that is already on my tbr pile wins.
I have a disturbing number of books I already own that I've yet to read. I know I'm not alone in this and completely understand this reason, as I am starting to lean towards it myself.

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2) Sorry this will sound awful but it feels too much like work sometimes. You just want to enjoy a book sometimes and it is hard often to find the motivation to post some intelligent thoughts on a weekly basis on a certain amount of a book.
Understand this as well. And its demotivating if you do do the work and then don't get discussion in return.

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3) Its an odd concept as well having to read a book over a month. I really vary on the speed I read. Sometimes a boom will take a month. Other times I ll read a book in an afternoon. It really varies on the book. I know in past book clubs I have sometimes read the book by the 2nd of the month. Week 4 thread opens up 3 weeks later and I have moved on and read 3 or 4 new books since.
It never takes me a month to read the book, so the later weeks I often can't remember details as well for discussion (especially if there are potential spoilers for future weeks discussions). I run into this almost every single month because to get the first discussion started by the 3rd of the month, I would typically start the book before the month even started. And often finish before the first discussion opens. When I try to break it up into weeks, I never like the book as well because I lose that connection with it.

So yeah, this post actually highlights a number of things I've been feeling lately. I feel bad because I used to do so much better with it, but I think the slower discussions have really had a demotivating effect on me so that it mainly just feels like work now.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: eclipse on July 17, 2015, 10:49:06 PM
I don't think read along will work, I've only seen the Malazan one take off with me, Jeni ,Xia and Windy so I think you defiantly need three or four people who post to replies otherwise you get disillusion and think you are posting to just thin air.

I have noticed people vote for books there have just recently read as there enjoy it and then don't participate in the book club when it wins, the The Lions of Al-Rassan had a lot of nominations but less then half of those who said what a great book it is hardly posted in that book club because I felt there already read it.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: eclipse on July 19, 2015, 09:17:47 AM
How about if you move the voting to the book discussion as it may be a bit hidden here or a reminder to vote there like there have reminders to vote on the monthly contest
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: eclipse on August 09, 2015, 07:29:40 PM
We should do a book club for Saraband new novel.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 09, 2015, 07:48:45 PM
We should do a book club for Saraband new novel.

Say we do a read along in September? I'm game.
Title: Re: Book Club in 2015?
Post by: xiagan on August 09, 2015, 07:49:18 PM
We should do a book club for Saraband new novel.
Great idea but tough for Saraband.

I'm not sure I would like to have my novel as a book club read.

I know that some of the authors who were forum members and whose book we read promised to not read the topics to let people be able to speak free. Not sure they really did, but you may see where there may be a problem. ;)