Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome - please start arguing now...

Hi everyone,

Here are my thoughts to start the ball rolling:

Our bookclub runs almost completely online. Everyone picks a book/film/topic - whatever they want, within reason - for each month (we compile a list) and that person is responsible for managing the blog that month and by that I mean, leading the discussion, posting questions etc.

If everyone is happy with that I'll put a second post up for suggestions of books/films/topics.

The catchup would be an added bonus and that way people who find it difficult to get to after work things can still participate. It also means people who are having a busy month can opt out by simply not participating. Maybe it could be a set night eg. first Tuesday of the month or something similar.

I also think it's important to stress, that if you don't like something, don't finish it, but post your reasons. Sometimes it's just as interesting to hear why someone didn't like something or couldn't get into it.

Comments please!

7 comments:

Nicoletta said...

Almost forgot - we are going to have the same problem every other book club, availability of enough copies of whatever we choose each month and will have to choose accordingly. Films should be easier, thank goodness!

bookworm said...

I'm happy with what you have suggested. Thanks Nicole for setting up the blog!!!!

Kathryn

bookworm said...

We could have access to the new Book club boxes. It gives us 12 titles to choose from.
And plenty of copies to get round the club.
Adam

Heather said...

Sure we could use the book club boxes- what do you want to read first? I propose we read the Road by Cormac McCarthy some time during the year-if not too many people have read it yet- I haven't read his work yet, but they are making it into a film and we could go and see it when it comes out. Although I hear it's not all that cheerful....
Heather

Nicoletta said...

I haven't read it and it's on my list AND it's going to be? is? a movie, so it's pick a format, as well.

And that leads neatly into the next topic...

PJ said...

The Road is an excellent book, but don't try to read it if you are feeling a bit low!!! I would be keen to see the movie when it comes out....

What other books are in the book club boxes?

bookworm said...

Love 'The Road' - a great novel. Film will be
interesting as always difficult for a great book to be turned into a great film. So i agree with Heather and we should make 'The Road' one of the first books we look at.