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How to start a Kick-Ass Book Club in 6 stages
A few months before Christmas I resolved that my first move would be to join a book club. One of the sources of the many advantages for all kinds of individuals, book clubs can be especially worthwhile for mothers who are struggling with making enough free space for their own persecutions. This is a planned period which also forces us to keep a book and to enforce a little "me time" from now and then - such a good notion!
In spite of my excitement, it was difficult for me to find a book club in my area. It means I really only had one way to make my own. I was aroused by the thought and it made me feel upset. Starting a club can mean a great deal of stress! I' m sketching out my own book club policy today.
When a book club came up in my mind, I began to mention it covertly. Founding a book club is actually a good way to get to know someone you've always wanted to know a little better. Don't forgetting to ask the folks you are inviting into the group if there is someone they would like to take in, another great way to get to know newcomers.
As our group had a very small 10 members at the end, I kept it really easy and sent all messages by text or e-mail if I needed any kind of involvement from everyone (see stage 3). If you are a large group, you can create a personal Facebook or Slack group. After we were all registered and prepared, I sent an e-mail with two goals: to find a speaking hour that worked for everyone (for whom I used Doodle) and a book that everyone wanted to study (for which I used Survey Monkey).
When selecting our first book, I wanted to make sure it was something they wanted to and hadn' already made. And I wanted to use the choice to get an impression of what kind of book our group wants to see all year round. So I made a listing of 20 volumes, sorted by subject and model, and asked each member to click on "Read and like", "Read and don't like" or "Don't read".
The answers to the poll helped me find a book that no one had been reading, but we all wanted, Commonwealth of Ann Patchett, and a good understanding of the book club's future course. For a similar poll, here is the listing of my books:
The next on the schedule was where we were supposed to be. However, for most Rotary e-mails, it would also be a good opportunity for members to find out where they want to be. If it'?s too socially responsible and nobody speaks about the book? but no one knows how to get started?
The best starting point for us is good eating (and good wine). Significantly, I am much more likely to have a well thought-out response to a reader leader query if I have braised over it for a while than if it is springing on me after a long days of working and riding children around.
I plan to do a fast Google quest of book guides queries for our book and mail them to everyone in the group about a weeks before we get together. Together with the reader's question, I will also be sending you the results of the book poll. I evaluate all affirmative answers to a book ("Read and Liked" or "Want to Read") with a value of 1 and all negatively answers ("Read and Didn't Like" or "Don't Want to Read") with a value of -1. Then I will evaluate each book accordingly.
It is the intention to put together the results and submit the results to all those who have been ordered from the highest to the least number of points, so that we can all see what the group as a whole wants to read. Eventually I will be reminding everyone to get something to dine or something to have something to drink and ask them to come with three choices to prepare for our next book.
When it looks like we're good to go to booking modus, I'll jump it. Start with one of the readings. I really hope for a book club that encourages passionate conversations about literature, but I'm definitely not looking to make everyone think they're back in the tenth year.
In order to find a good equilibrium, my idea is to begin with the most juicy issue from the schedule and hopefully the discussion will flow from there. I' ll probably be bringing a few prints of all the issues and leaving them in the center of the desk if we get bogged down, but I'm just about to hand them out to everyone at the meeting - it just felt too formally for the mood I'm aiming for.
Go do a little clubbing. When the book debate is over, it is a good moment to ask members how often and where they want to get together next. Choose your next book and presenter. It will also be the happy laureate who leads the next get-together and helps to choose the next book.
She' ll give her selection of three books together with a short summary of each, and the group will decide what we want to see next. The Six Steps to Club Achievement.