Book Club RulesClub Book Rules
Seven rules for starting a book club
Have you always wanted to start your own book club? Celebrity Jamie Klingler did just that by founding the London Book Club with @blonde_m after he chatted on Twitter, and started with Margaret Atwood's iconic The Handmaid's Tale. More than three years later, the group has been reading over 30 volumes together, learning their own hash day and some precious classes.
Continue reading for Jamie's Book Club Gold Rules, and if you are interested in affiliating instead of creating your own, browse to the bottom of the page to learn more about how you can get engaged. We' ve been moving the club from a mailinglist to Outlook, which was hard to keep and manage, and Facebook was much more effective.
Ensure that you are really looking for a large selection of tracks. The rules are that it must be available in pocket, no more than five persons can have previously studied it and it should be under 500 pages. Participants in the month ly meet to decide on the next book, and anyone can suggest a title for the short list.
We have had great success ( "The Interestings, Hons and Rebels and The Art of Fielding" in particular) and gatherings where everyone really hates the book we chose. Most tricky are those that are good or even great textbooks, but don't give much in the form of a debate. are the ones where nobody has anything to say.
It' s a problem if the book is so hard or hard that you end up with four rather than the usual 20 participants (usually between eight and 15 persons are the perfect amount for our group). High-pitched bars with lots of noise and lots of background noise just don't work - you have to be able to listen to the other members of the group and you want it to sound familiar.
Twitter and Facebook are used while we read to launch the conversation, and then at sunset we walk around the room and everyone gives a message that describes their view of the book. The Christmas Book Club is one of my favorite Christmas book clubs of the year. Everybody packs a favorite book and we have a small book Christmas trees and are playing a pack of commercial games.
That year I got Shotgun Lovesongs, one of my favorite 2014 book. You' ll make many great buds who adore literature.