How to do a Book ClubMaking a book club
Accomplish your tasks
You have chosen - or have been chosen - to run a book club. If you can, please start reading the book and a few more. Allow as much free space as possible to think about issues and topics, as well as which parts of the book your members are most interested in. The next step is to ask a question for debate.
In case you find yourself rotten, you can often just poache existing question for discussion: Try LitLovers, or browse the book on the publisher's website. You can find YouTube video on the subject or try a Google picture finder - a slideshow makes you well-informed.
Find at least the author's website or the Wikipedia page and study her bio. Authors' sites often provide a reward by linking to a goldmine of thoughtful questioning interview. As soon as you have all the information you need, go through it and mark queries, facts and observations that seem like they keep keeping the conversation rolling along.
All the other members have just come in and everyone has a beverage in their hands. A way to begin the interview is to think back to primary education. One of the things I always begin the meeting of my own book club, which has a rotating member, is by introducing each individual and letting them speak about the last book they have been reading.
While some members are really excited and give you a full book review, others only name one. Irrespective of how much detail the answer is, organized tutorials can be a really great ice-breaker - after all, most of those who have bothered to join a book club like to speak about them.
This book is another simple way to begin the discussion. Describe why you have chosen the name. You can also begin directly with your question. A few guides are happy to ask everyone if they like the book. At the beginning of the book review, some managers ask if everyone liked the book and then conduct a survey to see if someone has altered their minds.
At my club, I don't ask my reader if they like the book first, but what they think about it. When you don't want to start the debate with judgements, just ask for general opinions. It is your task as the head of a book club to lead the book club-productively.
In order to do this, you need to be aware of the speed and direction of the interview. When you realize it's a pompous subject, ask a soft, sharp questions or two to end the side talk that comes up when a talk gets out of hand.
Ensure that the preliminary answers are listed in front of you. Once the debate progresses, select it from your dropdown menu. In this way you stay organised and can easily begin a deadlocked dialogue. It will help if you have a few final points in your backpack at the end of your discussions.
I' m using these standbys: Is there something we haven't talked about yet? Here you can give the rein to the individual who selected the book for your next encounter, who can conclude things with a brief induction. A long-time book critic, she has been reading for the Notable Books Council of the American Library Association and was a member of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Selection Committee 2017.