A Book Group is an excellent way of; widening your reading and author choices, listen to other readers’ ideas, preferences and opinions as well as offer your own opinion, all whilst enjoying a social afternoon. The Group meet monthly (second Wednesday afternoon)at the Group Contact’s home (it saves a hire fee).
We exchange/swap/lend our own books and recommend titles and authors that we think would be of interest to other members. However, for our main reading we use the local library Reading Group Book List. Each group member chooses a book from the list to read during the year. The Reading Group organiser at the library orders the books each month.
We all read the same book, which becomes the subject of discussion the following month. To help guide our reading and understanding we have generic and specific questions. These are provided either by the publisher, ourselves or other book clubs and give focus to our reading. Some publishers are beginning to include discussion questions at the end of the book which is very useful. However, it is not essential to use the questions as a guide.
This group is full, however another group will shortly be available, final arrangements are being made.
Occasionally a member may need to read (or not, if preferred) a book they have previously read; this has proved to be beneficial. Often, when a book is re-read the reader’s perception has changed and may well have a different opinion of the book or author. It may be that the circumstances in which the book was first read, affected the reader. Though frequently if a book has not been enjoyed the first time round it won’t be enjoyed the second time. Again, not enjoying a book has given us hours of discussion and debate.
Or, you can read along with us join us for a while on the day using Skype, we can arrange phone calls or email - if still interested make contact through this website in the first instance.
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